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06 Jul 2016
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SPECjEnterprise2010: Oracle Server X6-2 Top x86 Result [54250]
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Brian blogs, "Two Oracle Server X6-2 systems, using the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 processor, produced a world record for x86 systems SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 27,803.39 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. One Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the application tier and the second Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the database tier.

  • The Oracle Server X6-2 system demonstrated 44% better performance when compared to the IBM X3650 M5 server result of 19,282.14 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

  • The Oracle Server X6-2 system demonstrated 29% better performance when compared to the previous generation Oracle Server X5-2 system result of 21,504.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

  • This result used Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server 1.8.0_91, Oracle Database 12c, and Oracle Linux..."

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31 May 2016
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SAP Two-Tier Standard Sales and Distribution SD Benchmark: SPARC M7-8 World Record 8 Processors [53123]
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Oracle's SPARC M7-8 server produced a world record result for 8-processors on the SAP two-tier Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (8 chips / 256 cores / 2048 threads).

The SPARC M7-8 server achieved 130,000 SAP SD benchmark users running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

The SPARC M7-8 server is 1.5x faster per core than x86-based HPE Integrity Superdome X running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

The SPARC M7-8 server result was run with Oracle Solaris 11 and used Oracle Database 12c.

Previously the SPARC T7-2 server set the 2-chip server world record achieving 30,800 SAP SD benchmark users running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.
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06 May 2016
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Friday Spotlight: New whitepaper "Optimizing Oracle VM Server for x86 Performance" [52360]
By Jeff Savit

Jeff blogs, "We are very pleased to announce a new whitepaper 'Optimizing Oracle VM Server for x86 Performance' which describes how to measure and optimize performance in Oracle VM environments. It has detailed information on CPU, memory, and I/O performance, guidance on how to measure and evaluate performance, and news on performance features recently added to Oracle VM..."
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05 Apr 2016
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New Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine Delivers Next-Generation Flash Performance, Massive Storage Capacity, and Real-Time OLTP [51338]
Oracle, April 5th, 2016

Oracle released the Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine, introducing game-changing performance, capacity and availability, all at no additional cost. Oracle Exadata continues to lead the industry with breakthrough technology that delivers extreme performance and the best price/performance for online transaction processing (OLTP), analytics and consolidated database workloads.

Oracle Exadata X6 features the latest, fastest Intel Xeon processors, ultra-fast InfiniBand networking, scale-out Oracle Exadata Storage Servers with all-flash or disk plus flash storage, and Oracle Exadata's exclusive Storage Server Software. Since its 2008 debut, Oracle Exadata has redefined the integration of hardware, software and cloud, introducing dozens of breakthroughs that are unmatched by any other database, systems or cloud vendor.
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31 Mar 2016
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SPECjEnterprise2010: Oracle Server X6-2 World Record 2-Chip Single Application Server [51219]
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Two Oracle Server X6-2 systems, using the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 processor, produced a world record x86 two-chip single application server SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 27,509.59 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. One Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the application tier and the second Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the database tier.
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24 Mar 2016
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PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.1 FP2 [50975]
SPARC M7-8 Results Using Oracle Advances Security Transparent Data Encryption

Brian blogs, "Using Oracle Advanced Security Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), Oracle's SPARC M7-8 server using Oracle's SPARC M7 processor's software in silicon cryptography instructions produced results on Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.1 FP2 Benchmark that were nearly identical to results run without TDE (clear-text runs). The benchmark consists of three different components, PeopleSoft HR Self-Service Online, PeopleSoft Payroll Batch, and the combined PeopleSoft HR Self-Service Online and PeopleSoft Payroll Batch. The benchmarks were run on a virtualized two-chip, 1 TB LDom of the SPARC M7-8 server..."
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