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:
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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