Sun and the Manugistics Group announced that performance results for
Manugistics NetWORKS Fulfillment 7.0 on the Sun configuration netted a
22 percent performance improvement over previous benchmarks on other
platforms, at a dramatically lower price point.
During recent testing at Sun Microsystems Enterprise Technology Center
Garrison Labs to determine throughput for complex retail supply chain
management, engineers from Sun and Manugistics completed a 42-day
stock-keeping replenishment plan of 12.4 million stock keeping units
(SKUs) in one hour and 22 minutes. Engineers calculated more than nine
million SKUs or 381 million planning elements per hour, results that
are 22 percent greater than previous performance results on equipment
from other vendors per processor and on an overall throughput basis.
These benchmark results are posted at:
Sun engineers tested the retail solution on 32 UltraSPARCR III Cu
processors running at 900 MHz on a Sun FireTM 6800 server and a Sun
FireTM V880 server, with Sun StorEdgeTM T3 disk arrays. The Sun
configuration used approximately one-tenth of the memory and
approximately half of the storage used in a competitor's previous test.
Moreover, the Sun configuration has a significantly lower cost than
other competing platform configurations.
These breakthrough results were aided by Manugistics' leveraging of
JavaTM technology and intensive engineering collaboration and
performance tuning to help retailers of all sizes to deploy
enterprise-wide fulfillment replenishment planning systems with much
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