HP Sets Industry Record for SAP Performance; HP V-Class Enterprise Server Outperforms Competition.PALO ALTO Palo Alto, city, California
Palo Alto (păl`ō ăl`tō), city (1990 pop. 55,900), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1894. Although primarily residential, Palo Alto has aerospace, electronics, and advanced research industries. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 3, 1998-- Hewlett-Packard Company, a recipient of the SAP Award of Excellence for the past four years, today announced a record-setting benchmark for the SAP R/3 application suite.
The HP 9000 V2250 supported 6,750 sales and distribution (SD) benchmark users, with an average dialog response time of 1.95 seconds. The benchmark was run with SAP R/3 Release 3.1H on an Oracle8.0.4 database system. These results extend HP's lead over other leading high-end enterprise computing Refers to information technology in the larger company. See enterprise data and enterprise networking. platforms. They also reinforce HP's position as a leading platform provider for R/3, with more than 4,500 installations worldwide.
The V2250 database server achieved this result using only 16 CPUs and 16GB of memory, compared with other benchmarked systems which have used up to 64 CPUs and 54GB of memory. By achieving 2,034,000 dialog steps/hour, the V2250 has demonstrated that it is capable of handling the workloads of the largest SAP customers on a single system. Moreover, HP expects that V2250 customers will be able to upgrade their systems to 32 CPUs in the near future, further protecting their investments in computing infrastructure and enabling future growth.
The configuration for the benchmark included just nine V-Class application servers, each with a single operating-system image. The systems were connected using HP's HyperFabric high-speed interconnect, the technology that offers low-latency interconnections for nodes within HP's Enterprise Parallel Server solution.
"The HP 9000 V-Class continues to set the standard in high-end enterprise computing for mission-critical applications like SAP R/3," said Janice Chaffin, general manager of HP's High Performance Systems Division. "Moreover, by reducing the number of operating-system images in an SAP environment, the HP V2250 allows customers to simplify and consolidate their computing architectures to achieve reduced cost of ownership in their mission-critical SAP applications.
"Continuing in our comprehensive joint benchmark plan, we are pleased to have assisted HP on such an impressive result," said Dan Poirier, vice president, Hewlett-Packard Division, Oracle(R) Corporation. "Our flagship Oracle8 database, combined with HP's superior technology, can deliver leading performance for any customer running SAP R/3."
This SAP Standard Application benchmark extends HP's lead in high-end computing over the single system IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) S/390 mainframe and Sun's Ultra Enterprise 10000. The HP V2250 beat the previous performance leader, which achieved 6,030 SD benchmark users, by 12 percent. It more than doubled the performance of a single IBM mainframe IBM mainframes, though perceived as synonymous with mainframe computers in general due to their marketshare, are now technically and specifically IBM's line of business computers that can all trace their design evolution to the IBM System/360. , which achieved 3,300 SD benchmark users.
SAP STANDARD APPLICATION BENCHMARK
The SAP Standard Application benchmark, conducted by HP's Development Alliance Lab in Cupertino, Calif., achieved a throughput of 2,034,000 dialog steps/hour with an average CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. utilization of 99 percent for the HP 9000 V2250 database server. In business terms, this translates to 678,000 fully business-processed order line items per hour. The database server had 16 processors with 16GB of memory. There were nine HP 9000 V2250 application servers with 16 processors and 8GB of memory each. The V-Class servers ran HP's robust 64-bit operating environment In computing, an operating environment is the environment in which users run programs, whether in a command line interface, such as in MS-DOS or the Unix shell, or in a graphical user interface, such as in the Macintosh operating system. , HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. 11, which is the only enterprise-class UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). (R) operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. already configured to transition to IA-64 seamlessly, ensuring customer investment protection by eliminating the need to recompile To compile a program again. A program is recompiled after a change has been made to it in order to test and run the revised version. Programs are recompiled many times during the course of development and maintenance. See compile. applications when migrating to the new architecture. The SAP Central Instance resided on an HP 9000 K380 server with six processors and 2GB of memory running HP-UX 10.20. The disk storage of 432GB for the benchmark was provided by the award-winning HP AutoRAID disk arrays. This benchmark fully complies to the SAP-issued benchmark regulations and has been audited and certified See certification. by SAP. Details about this benchmark are available on request from HP and SAP-AG.
HP, a four-time winner of the SAP Award of Excellence, is a primary UNIX system Noun 1. UNIX system - trademark for a powerful operating system
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operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services development platform for SAP, and is one of the leading SAP platform providers, with more than 4,500 R/3 installations worldwide.
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