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17 Mar 2016 HammerDB: SPARC T7-1 Performance Beats IBM S824, Beats x86 E5-2699 v3 [50761]
BestPerf Blog

Brian blogs, "HammerDB is an open-source database benchmarking tool that includes an On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) transactional workload derived from the industry standard TPC-C workload. Oracle's SPARC T7-1 server delivered 4,938,629 TPM (Transactions Per Minute) using the HammerDB workload.

The SPARC T7-1 server demonstrated OLTP performance that is 2.8 times faster per chip than Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699 v3 and 5.5 times faster per chip than an IBM POWER8 (3.5 GHz) processor. This means that a SPARC T7-1 is 1.4 times faster than a 2-chip x86 E5 v3 based server. The SPARC T7-1 server is also 1.4 times faster than an IBM Power System S824 (POWER8) server. On per core performance, the SPARC M7 processor used in the SPARC T7-1 server out performed the IBM POWER8 processor. All of these tests used Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2) Enterprise Edition for the database..."
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05 Jul 2013 Blazing Performance: SPARC Microprocessors [31687]
Diana Reichardt's cover story in the latest edition of Oracle Magazine

An article by Dianna Reichart in the July/August issue of the Oracle Magazine says, "Oracle unveiled two new SPARC microprocessors, SPARC T5 and SPARC M5, and introduced a portfolio of systems based on these chips at a live event in Redwood Shores, California, on March 26. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison introduced the SPARC T5, calling it "the world's fastest microprocessor," and reported that the new SPARC T5-based systems have set 17 world records.

Specifically, the SPARC T5-8 server achieved more than 8 million transactions per minute on the TPC-C benchmark,2 Oracle Executive Vice President of Systems John Fowler told the audience. "It's simply an astonishing level of capability at a cost and performance point that no one has ever seen before, and it's a huge step for us," Fowler said.
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22 Apr 2013 SPARC T5-8 Server Delivers World Record TPC-C Single System Performance Results [30424]
Bests the Performance of IBM's Top Contenders

Oracle's SPARC T5-8 server equipped with eight 3.6 GHz SPARC T5 processors achieved a world record result of 8,552,523 tpmC for a single system on the TPC-C benchmark, demonstrating this world record database performance running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition with Oracle Partitioning. This result shows that the SPARC T5-8 server is 2.4 times faster per chip compared to IBM Power 780 three-node cluster results for TPC-C tpmC and is 2.5 times less expensive per $/tpmC. The SPARC T5-8 server delivers 1.4 times better performance than the 32-processor IBM Power 595, at one-fifth the price/performance. This configuration will be available 09/25/13.
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11 Apr 2012 Oracle Achieves World Record Two Processor Result with SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark [25962]
Record Is a 53 Percent Improvement over Previous Two-Processor Marks

Oracle WebLogic Server, running on Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 servers, together with Oracle Linux and Oracle Database 11g Release 2, set a world record result for a two-processor system with the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark. This benchmark result -- 8,310.19 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (Enterprise Operations Per Second -- is the highest EjOPS per core and per processor of any result ever published with the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark. This Oracle configuration delivered a 53 percent improvement upon the previous best two processor result, showcasing the performance of Sun Fire x86 servers, based on new Intel Xeon E5 processors, running Oracle software across multiple tiers.
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26 Mar 2012 Sun Fire X4800 M2 Delivers World Record TPC-C for x86 Systems [25800]
Outperforms IBM System p570 by a Factor of 3.1x

Oracle's Sun Fire X4800 M2 server equipped with eight 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon Processor E7-8870 chips set a world record for x86 servers of 4,803,718 tpmC on the TPC-C benchmark with a price performance of $0.98/tpmC. The server was running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition with Partitioning and the Oracle Linux OS. This configuration will become available on June 26, 2012. This is the first TPC-C result on any system using eight Intel Xeon Processor E7-8800 Series chips, and the Sun Fire X4800 M2 server is the first x86 system to get over 4 million tpmC.
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