Red Hat Enterprise Linux Achieves Performance World Record

Re-blogged from Red Hat – News March 2012

Red Hat is excited to announce today a new world-record 4-processor result on Linux on the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. The results achieved were on the IBM System x®3850 X5 running IBM DB2® 9.7, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6, and SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP application Release 6.0. With more capabilities available in smaller systems and the option of integrated virtualization, enterprises can more flexibly and cost-effectively deploy leading enterprise applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the confidence of industry-leading performance.

Red Hat’s constant commitment to put our customers first by delivering choice, value, and innovation is reflected by the continuing performance leadership of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In addition to today’s performance announcement, recent Red Hat Enterprise Linux leadership milestones, including an update on hardware and software certifications, can be found in a February 20, 2012 news blog Red Hat Enterprise Linux Leadership.

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SAP SD benchmark key highlights include:

The IBM System x3850 X5 achieved 12,560 SAP SD benchmark users with 0.99 seconds average dialog response time, 68,580 SAPS, measured throughput of 4,115,000 dialog steps per hour (or 1,371,670 fully processed line items per hour), and an average CPU utilization of 98% for the central server.1

The new result beats the previous-best 4-processor result of 12,204 SAP SD benchmark users on Linux achieved by the HP ProLiant DL580 G7 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. 2

The solution achieved 12,560 SAP SD benchmark users with 0.99 seconds average dialog response time, 68,580 SAPS, measured throughput of 4,115,000 dialog steps per hour (or 1,371,670 fully processed line items per hour), and an average CPU utilization of 98% for the central server.3

The x3850 X5 was configured with four Intel® Xeon® E7-8870 processors at 2.40GHz with 30MB shared L3 cache per processor (4 processors/40 cores/80 threads), 512GB of memory, 64-bit DB2 9.7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2, and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. The server accessed the DB2 9.7 database on the storage on an IBM System Storage® DS4800 disk system.

Results referenced are current as of February 20, 2012. For the latest SAP benchmark results, visit:http://www.sap.com/benchmark.