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IFS Applications 9 Demonstrates Impressive Scaling on SPARC S7

Eric Reid
Principal Software Engineer

As part of the recent joint IFS/Oracle testing of IFS Applications 9 on SPARC/Solaris, excellent application scalability was demonstrated.

Five thousand simulated end users were unleashed against a configuration which included the following SPARC-based database tier system:


  • One SPARC S7-2L server, running a pre-release instance of an upcoming Solaris 11 release
  • Oracle Database 12.1 (including hardware-enhanced TDE)
  • Oracle Flash Accelerator F320 cards

The IFSMWS server ran on a separate X86-based server (2 x Xeon X5690 @ 3.5GHz).

As the 5000 end users were gradually introduced to the running system over time, it handled the increase in workload in fine style, scaled linearly, and at the end of the day only pushed the SPARC S7-2L server to 50% CPU utilization. Memory usage was most reasonable, and nothing unexpected was noted.

Bottom line: great for 5000 end users, with room for additional capacity. All on a server with world-beating price-performance and extreme per-core efficiency, in addition to all the benefits of Solaris and SPARC Software in Silicon.

As mentioned in the companion blog post, each of these 5000 users were protected by Oracle Transparent Data Encryption, providing end-to-end data encryption with very minimal performance penalty.

More information on these specific tests may be available from your local IFS representative.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • adarsh katiyar Friday, October 26, 2018
    Hi ,

    Could you tell me, how can add dynamic image from Disk in the report of IFS.
    Is possible then share with screenshot.

    Thank in advance
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