Results demonstrate superior customer value of Power Linux by eclipsing performance of Dell, HP, and Oracle systems.
IBM announced multiple leading benchmark results for the Linux operating system running on the IBM Power 730 Express, which bested comparable hardware platforms running Linux or Windows, according to IBM. With greater throughput per server, more scalable virtualization with less overhead, and more efficient scale-out computing with fewer servers to manage, IBM Power Linux systems help enterprises realize the innovation and economics of smarter computing through improved performance.
The IBM Power Linux system easily surpassed results of comparable Dell, HP and Oracle systems on the following benchmarks:
- IBM Power 730 Express achieved the top result of any 12-core system for the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark with a result of 5,250 SAP SD benchmark users.1 The two-processor, 12-core 48-thread Power 730 Express with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 and IBM DB2 database software handled 10 percent more SAP SD benchmark users than the 12-core HP ProLiant DL380 G7 with SLES 11.2 The Power 730 Express also topped the highest HP ProLiant Windows Server 2008 result.3
- IBM Power 730 Express running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 delivered 14 to 56 percent more throughput than comparable Dell PowerEdge, HP ProLiant and Oracle Sun blade systems based on the published industry-standard benchmarks of SPECint_rate2006, SPECfp_rate2006 and SPECompM2001.4
As the new benchmark results exhibit, IBM Power Linux systems are more powerful than traditional x86 servers used for Linux applications. This is due to the raw performance advantage of the POWER7® processor, superior memory bandwidth, and workload optimizing technologies included within the system like PowerVM™ virtualization technology.
“New scale-out workloads like Big Data and Cloud are emerging from the Linux community and changing the way the world works,” said Scott Handy, Vice President, Power Linux Ecosystem Acceleration at IBM. “Industry-standard Linux on IBM Power Systems is tuned to the task, thus helping clients reduce workload costs. IBM is increasing our focus on and investment in exploiting the advantages of Linux on Power Systems to make our clients more competitive for select new Linux oriented workloads."
"Since 2007, SAP has recommended SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for running SAP solutions," said Michael Miller, vice president, Global Alliances and Marketing at SUSE. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server combined with IBM Power 730 Express delivers superior performance and scalability, enabling businesses to effectively manage large numbers of users and high volumes of system traffic each and every day."
For more information on IBM Power Linux benchmark leadership visit http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/benchmarks.
2 Results of HP ProLiant DL380 G7 on two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark: 4,757 SAP SD benchmark users, 0.98 seconds average dialog response time. Configuration: Intel Xeon X5680, 3.33 GHz (2 processors / 12 cores / 24 threads), SLES 11, MaxDB 7.8, SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification #2011001.