NEC: two-tier sap SD standard app benchmark on Itanium 2-based server.
NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. Solutions, a provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , has announced its Express5800/ 1320Xe server based Refers to hardware or software that runs in the server. Contrast with client based. on Intel Itanium 2 processors, took top industry marks in the twotier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark for 32-way servers. The two-tier client/server A two-way interaction in a client/server environment, in which the user interface is stored in the client and the data are stored in the server. The application logic can be in either the client or the server. See client/server. certification achieved benchmark results of 5,210 SAP SD Benchmark users and 1,572,000 dialog steps per hour.
The high capability and reliability of Express5800/1320Xe in a large-scale system environment supported 5,210 simultaneous users processing transactions every 12 seconds, outperforming the previous two-tier SAP SD Benchmark results on a 32-way system. The new benchmark results were achieved in an environment running SAP R/3 Enterprise Release 4.70 solution on a combined solution including NEC's Express5800/1320Xe, 32-way SMP (Symmetric MultiProcessing) A multiprocessing architecture in which multiple CPUs, residing in one cabinet, share the same memory. SMP systems provide scalability. As business increases, additional CPUs can be added to absorb the increased transaction volume. , Intel Itanium 2, 1.6 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache (Level 1 cache) A memory bank built into the CPU chip or packaged within the same module as the chip. Also known as the "primary cache," an L1 cache is the fastest memory in the computer, and it is closest to the CPU. The L1 cache feeds the processor. See L2 cache and cache. , 256 KB L3 cache (Level 3 cache) A memory bank built onto the motherboard or within the CPU module. The L3 cache feeds the L2 cache, and its memory is typically slower than the L2 memory, but faster than main memory. , 9 MB L3 cache, 128 GB main memory, and iStorageS2000 SAN disk array system, Windows Server See Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Home Server, Windows 2000 and Windows NT. 2003 Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based systems and SQL Server An earlier relational DBMS from Sybase and from Microsoft. Sybase introduced SQL Server in 1988 for various Unix versions. In that same year, with help from IBM, Sybase created an OS/2 version that Microsoft licensed and branded as Microsoft SQL Server. 2000 (64-bit).
"NEC's superior results in the SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark support the trend of NEC's ability to consistently deliver industry-leading high-performance computing solutions," said Larry Sheffield, senior vice president of Solutions Platform Group at NEC Solutions America. "Our results help prove that the NEC Express5800/1320Xe running SAP R/ 3 Enterprise 4.70 achieves top performance in multiple categories, exemplifying the performance capabilities these solutions bring to customers."
"The 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2000 offer customers the highest level of scalability, and is the leading platform to replace expensive, proprietary RISC-based UNIX servers running mission-critical business applications," said Bob Muglia, senior vice president of Windows Server Division, Microsoft Corp. "These record setting benchmark results are further proof that the combination of NEC hardware, Windows Server/ SQL Server, SAP software solutions, and Intel Itanium can offer customers unparalleled performance, and validates why more than 40,000(2) SAP installations run on Microsoft Windows--more than all other platforms combined."
"This sales and distribution user benchmark is another example of the outstanding scalability and performance of the Itanium processor family for the most demanding enterprise applications," said Phil Brace, general manager of server marketing, Intel's Digital Enterprise Group. "Technology innovations from NEC, SAP, and Microsoft around the Itanium processor platform offer superior business value for IT managers versus proprietary RISC RISC
in full Reduced Instruction Set Computing
Computer architecture that uses a limited number of instructions. RISC became popular in microprocessors in the 1980s. solutions."
The SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark performed on January 26, 2005 by NEC in Otemachi, Tokyo, Japan was certified on February 10, 2005, certification number 2005001. In addition to the following results, more information can be found on the SAP Benchmark Web site at www.sap.com/ benchmark.Number of benchmark users & Comp. 5,210 SD Benchmark users Average dialog response time 1.93 seconds Throughput:--Fully processed order line--524,000items/ hour--Dialog steps/hour--1,572,000--SAPS--26,200 Average DB request time (dia/ upd) 0.022 sec/0.033 sec 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 central server 94% Operating system central serverWindows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition RDBMSSQL Server 2000 SAP R/3 Release4.70 Total database disk space931 GB
The high-performance NEC Express5800/1320Xe server, with eight Intel Itanium 2 processors, 1.5GHz/4MB cache and 1.6GHz/9MB cache, is currently available for order in North America. It also includes Global Master Professional software, which features provisioning and failover capabilities that enable the dynamic reconfiguration of processing elements as well as hardware-enabled high-availability features. Systems configured and tested for the SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark are available now.