2/11/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) continues to prove on large-scale complete system benchmarks that it provides the highest throughput for the most demanding real-world applications. Sun revealed a new world record in performance on the two-tier configuration of the SAP® Standard Application Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark, SAP R/3 Release 4.6C. The test was run on the Sun Fire[tm] 15K system with 104 1.2 GHz UltraSPARC[tm] III CPUs and 576 GB memory, in combination with Sun StorEdge[tm] T3 arrays achieving 813,000 fully business processed order line items per hour, supporting 8000 SAP SD Benchmark users at an average dialog response time of 1.81 seconds.
These new results on Sun's 1.2 GHz CPUs are 44 percent faster on a per CPU basis than Sun's 900 MHz CPUs. The improvement is due to Sun's continued innovations in both processors and software.
These results of the SAP SD Benchmark test deliver a significant price/performance advantage for joint SAP and Sun customers improving the TCO of SAP solution implementations over comparable systems. For more information on this benchmark, see http://www.sap.com/benchmark.
The SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark is a two-tier e-business test that is indicative of full business workloads of complete order processing and invoice processing, and demonstrates the ability to run both the application and database software on a single system. The SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark represents the critical tasks performed in real-world e-business environments.
The Sun Fire 15K system shows that SAP solution-based two-tier workloads can be consolidated on a single server thus meeting the increasing demand for server consolidation to address server sprawl, simplify operations, and lower total cost of ownership. The Sun Fire 15K system currently supports 106 UltraSPARC III CPUs with up to 576 GB of memory. The result for the SAP Standard Application SD Benchmark, R/3 4.6C was achieved on a Sun Fire 15K system configured with 104 CPUs and 576 GB of main memory, running the Solaris[tm] 9 Operating Environment and Oracle9i Database. This result demonstrated the effectiveness of the MaxCPU capability even at large CPU counts for application and database tiers. The benchmark fully complies with the SAP Benchmark Council's issued benchmark regulations and has been audited and certified by SAP AG.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
Previous result: Sun Fire[tm] 15K 76-way 900Mhz server with 288 GB memory, running the Solaris 8 Operating Environment and Oracle8i Database achieved 414,00 order line items per hour, supporting 4,100 SAP SD Benchmark users at an average dialog response time of 1.88 seconds. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.
Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Fire, Solaris, Sun StorEdge and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. SAP, R/3, and all other SAP products and services names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and several other countries. Oracle is a registered trademark, Oracle 8i and Oracle9i are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation.
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