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Primeur weekly 2011-08-15

Desktop Grids

DistrRTgen added to BOINC project list

Infinispan 5.0 offers more than 45 new features

The Cloud

S&S Worldwide boosts sales by 75 percent with IBM Smarter Commerce software in the Cloud

Citrix extends desktop virtualization leadership with acquisition of RingCube

EuroFlash

Altair announces keynote presenters of 5th European HyperWorks Technology Conference

1st International IRISC Workshop to issue Call for Participation

Nottingham scientists pioneer new method for nanoribbon production

When atoms are surfing on optical waves

The diamond's quantum memory

USFlash

Addonics announces 5-Port HPM-XU port multiplier with eSATA/USB 3.0 connections and a family of RAID tower storage solutions

IBM terminates Blue Waters contract

Steve Scott to leave Cray

SDSC readying 'Gordon' supercomputer for pre-production trials this month

'Data Motion Metric' needed for supercomputer rankings, according to SDSC's Snavely

Platform Computing recognized for second consecutive year at International Business Awards

Supercomputer boosts research power, data support available at WKU facility

GNS Healthcare announces collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb

IBM raises bar, records highest ever TPC-C benchmark for x86 servers

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g delivers record setting performance for 2-processor system on SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark

Oracle Solaris 11 Express available on Oracle Exadata Database Machines

MOSAID files suit on computer networking patents

Emerson Network Power first to earn EAL2+ Common Criteria certification for secure KVM switch series

Fusion-io to acquire IO Turbine

Caltech-led engineers solve longstanding problem in photonic chip technology

NIST physicists 'entangle' 2 atoms using microwaves for the first time

Designing diamond circuits for extreme environments

Tufts computer engineer wins national award for research

Berkeley Lab researchers develop technique for dynamically controlling plasmonic airy beams

IBM raises bar, records highest ever TPC-C benchmark for x86 servers

12 Aug 2011 Armonk - IBM has achieved the highest TPC-C benchmark performance score ever achieved for an x86 server. The single rack non-clustered IBM System x running DB2 achieved more than three million transactions per minute, which breaks the industry record set by the same IBM x86 system just eight months ago, and extends the performance advantage over a comparable HP system by as much as 66 percent.

"Leveraging significant investments in x86 technology, IBM continues to push the envelop in terms of innovation, scalability and performance", stated Alex Yost, vice president, IBM System x and BladeCenter systems. "At the end of the day, it's about the customer, about delivering highly scalable, cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions that help clients differentiate themselves in their chosen markets."

This achievement demonstrates the leadership performance possible with the combined power of IBM's exclusive 5th generation Enterprise X-Architecture, DB2 9.7, IBM MAX5 on System x, and the lastest Intel Xeon E7 processors running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SP1). IBM MAX5 on System x is an industry-first technology that decouples memory from the processor, enabling a 50 percent increase in memory capacity for a single server, which increases productivity and allows the system to process more transactions per minute.

The IBM System x3850 X5 server performed a record 3,014,684 transactions per minute (tpmC) at $.59 USD/tpmC, ranking it 5th overall on TPC-C Top 10 results for all non-clustered systems. The benchmark simulates the order-entry environment of a wholesale supplier entering and delivering orders, recording payments, checking the status of orders, and monitoring the level of stock at the warehouses. Current results show that clients who deploy IBM technology can expect to see more orders entered, as well as faster monitoring, distribution and delivery.

The record-breaking IBM x3850 X5 system was housed in a single, space-saving 42U rack. It was configured with four Intel Xeon E7-8870 processors running at 2.40GHz with 30MB of shared L3 cache per processor (4 processors/40 cores/80 threads), a total of 3TB of memory (2TB in server and 1TB in the IBM MAX5 for System x). The system was also configured with eXFlash enterprise multi-level cell solid state drive (SSD) storage which enables faster database access. IBM eXFlash drives are capable of providing up to a 20 times improvement over traditional disk drives.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-08-15

Desktop Grids

DistrRTgen added to BOINC project list

Infinispan 5.0 offers more than 45 new features

The Cloud

S&S Worldwide boosts sales by 75 percent with IBM Smarter Commerce software in the Cloud

Citrix extends desktop virtualization leadership with acquisition of RingCube

EuroFlash

Altair announces keynote presenters of 5th European HyperWorks Technology Conference

1st International IRISC Workshop to issue Call for Participation

Nottingham scientists pioneer new method for nanoribbon production

When atoms are surfing on optical waves

The diamond's quantum memory

USFlash

Addonics announces 5-Port HPM-XU port multiplier with eSATA/USB 3.0 connections and a family of RAID tower storage solutions

IBM terminates Blue Waters contract

Steve Scott to leave Cray

SDSC readying 'Gordon' supercomputer for pre-production trials this month

'Data Motion Metric' needed for supercomputer rankings, according to SDSC's Snavely

Platform Computing recognized for second consecutive year at International Business Awards

Supercomputer boosts research power, data support available at WKU facility

GNS Healthcare announces collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb

IBM raises bar, records highest ever TPC-C benchmark for x86 servers

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g delivers record setting performance for 2-processor system on SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark

Oracle Solaris 11 Express available on Oracle Exadata Database Machines

MOSAID files suit on computer networking patents

Emerson Network Power first to earn EAL2+ Common Criteria certification for secure KVM switch series

Fusion-io to acquire IO Turbine

Caltech-led engineers solve longstanding problem in photonic chip technology

NIST physicists 'entangle' 2 atoms using microwaves for the first time

Designing diamond circuits for extreme environments

Tufts computer engineer wins national award for research

Berkeley Lab researchers develop technique for dynamically controlling plasmonic airy beams