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Primeur weekly 2011-12-05

The Cloud

Oracle delivers best four processor result on TPC-H Benchmark at three TB scale factor ...

Oracle Solaris 11 Training and Certification Programmes help customers and partners quickly embrace the Cloud ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c ...

HP powers move to Cloud for enterprises and service providers ...

Cloud computing speeds up problem solving and saves energy ...

China Intelligence signs $1.5 million contract with China Southern Power Grid ...

HP and Alcatel-Lucent bring together the power of data centre technology and communications networks ...

EuroFlash

Cancer Research UK achieves scientific breakthroughs with Platform Computing ...

Warwick's supercomputer seeks way to mimic mollusc shell ...

GBP 158 million investment in e-infrastructure to power growth and innovation ...

BCNET deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in British Columbia Research & Education Network ...

ADVA Optical Networking announces first 10Gbit/s Etherjack demarcation device ...

ADVA Optical Networking and IBM introduce industry's first qualified solution for zEnterprise Bladecenter Extension (zBX) ...

ADVA Optical Networking and P&TLuxembourg deploy region's first high-end parallel Sysplex over InfiniBand service ...

Climate models run supercomputer catwalk ...

IBM opens its first Romanian product development facility for systems networking ...

The shadows in a city reveal its energy flow ...

USFlash

Cray to provide a 400 Tflop/s supercomputer to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center collaborates with SGI on shared-memory enhancements ...

SDSC researcher Amarnath Gupta named an ACM Distinguished Scientist ...

Green500 shows continuing trend toward environmentally friendly supercomputers ...

Researchers tout co-design approach for ultra-efficient supercomputing ...

Purdue builds nation's fastest campus supercomputer ...

IBM to produce Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube in debut of first commercial, 3D chip-making capability ...

C-DAC bags International Data Corporation (IDC) HPC Innovation Excellence Award ...

Oracle delivers best four processor result on TPC-H Benchmark at three TB scale factor

30 Nov 2011 Redwood Shores - Demonstrating the outstanding performance of its SPARC T4-4 servers and the benefits of hardware and software engineered to work together, Oracle has achieved a best-in-class TPC-H benchmark result at the three TB scale factor.

With this latest addition, Oracle's SPARC T4 servers now claim 12 world records set on various business-critical enterprise workloads and industry-standard benchmarks.

In this TPC-H benchmark, which evaluates the performance of various Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems for several standard database sizes, referred to as the scale factor (SF), Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Solaris 11, the first Cloud OS, running on a SPARC T4-4 server with four SPARC T4 3 GHz processors, achieved a stellar result of 205,792 QphH@3000GB with a price of $4.10/QphH@3000GB.

The SPARC T4-4 server with Oracle Database 11g demonstrated over two times better performance per processor with 36 percent lower price per query (reported as $/QphH@3000GB) than IBM's most recent result by an eight processor Power 780 server running Sybase. Additionally, Oracle's solution offers better long-term value to its customers, as the TPC-H price/performance metric includes maintenance costs over a three-year period.

Compared to the best HP result at the three TB SF, Oracle's solution delivers 2.5 times faster performance per processor and is capable of loading the entire dataset in half the time of an eight processor HP DL980 server running Microsoft SQL Server.

Oracle's Sun Storage 2540-M2 arrays provided a well-balanced I/O configuration that allowed Oracle Database to achieve the I/O throughput of 17 GB/sec and execute refresh functions up to 3.4 times faster than IBM and up to 3.2 times faster than HP.

With this result, SPARC-based systems running Oracle Database 11g now hold TPC-H performance records at the 3TB SF for four processor systems, as well as an overall single system world record.

Oracle's SPARC T4-4 server, running Oracle Solaris 11 is a versatile, high performance, highly scalable, two or four-socket server based on the SPARC T4 processor. Optimized for a wide range of enterprise workloads, it delivers unsurpassed single and multi-thread throughput performance and boasts an unmatched combination of speed, security, and availability in a compact 5U design.

"This outstanding benchmark result showcases the superior performance of Oracle's SPARC T4 servers", stated Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "Delivering leading benchmark results across multiple configurations and scale factors is further proof that Oracle continues to provide customers with the best foundation and long-term value for their data warehousing solutions."
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-12-05

The Cloud

Oracle delivers best four processor result on TPC-H Benchmark at three TB scale factor ...

Oracle Solaris 11 Training and Certification Programmes help customers and partners quickly embrace the Cloud ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c ...

HP powers move to Cloud for enterprises and service providers ...

Cloud computing speeds up problem solving and saves energy ...

China Intelligence signs $1.5 million contract with China Southern Power Grid ...

HP and Alcatel-Lucent bring together the power of data centre technology and communications networks ...

EuroFlash

Cancer Research UK achieves scientific breakthroughs with Platform Computing ...

Warwick's supercomputer seeks way to mimic mollusc shell ...

GBP 158 million investment in e-infrastructure to power growth and innovation ...

BCNET deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in British Columbia Research & Education Network ...

ADVA Optical Networking announces first 10Gbit/s Etherjack demarcation device ...

ADVA Optical Networking and IBM introduce industry's first qualified solution for zEnterprise Bladecenter Extension (zBX) ...

ADVA Optical Networking and P&TLuxembourg deploy region's first high-end parallel Sysplex over InfiniBand service ...

Climate models run supercomputer catwalk ...

IBM opens its first Romanian product development facility for systems networking ...

The shadows in a city reveal its energy flow ...

USFlash

Cray to provide a 400 Tflop/s supercomputer to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center collaborates with SGI on shared-memory enhancements ...

SDSC researcher Amarnath Gupta named an ACM Distinguished Scientist ...

Green500 shows continuing trend toward environmentally friendly supercomputers ...

Researchers tout co-design approach for ultra-efficient supercomputing ...

Purdue builds nation's fastest campus supercomputer ...

IBM to produce Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube in debut of first commercial, 3D chip-making capability ...

C-DAC bags International Data Corporation (IDC) HPC Innovation Excellence Award ...