Dell PowerEdge R920 Claims Leadership in SAP SD Two-Tier Performance

Dell PowerEdge R920 Claims Leadership in SAP SD Two-Tier Performance


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Dell PowerEdge R920 Claims Leadership in SAP SD Two-Tier Performance

The Dell PowerEdge portfolio welcomes its latest addition, the Dell PowerEdge R920, our highest performing server. Harnessing the power of the new Intel Xeon Processor E7-4800 v2 product family (formerly code-named “Ivy Bridge-EX”); the PowerEdge R920 and the raw horsepower of the new Intel Xeon E7 architecture combined with Dell PowerEdge technology produces a solution that further strengthens Dell’s leadership in the four-socket server arena. Let’s take a look at how Dell is delivering world record performance in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) workspace.



SAP SD Two-Tier Benchmark System Description


Number of Benchmark Users

Processor Type

ERP Release

Dell PowerEdge R920


Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for ERP 6.0

Dell PowerEdge R820


Intel Xeon E5-4650

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for ERP 6.0

Dell PowerEdge R910


Intel Xeon E7-4870

SAP Enhancement Package 4 for ERP 6.0


Today we are excited to share with you world record SUSE Linux Enterprise Server performance in the SAP SD two-tier benchmark. The SAP SD two-tier workload has been developed by SAP and its partners to determine both hardware and database performance of SAP applications and components. The benchmark itself is a simulation of a SAP Sales & Distribution scenario. This simulation is carried out by multiple clients (companies) with users making orders concurrently for a sustained period of time with a predetermined set number of users. The metrics quoted by the benchmark are only considered successful when the host system exhibits the ability to sustain a maximum number of users working concurrently while delivering sub-second average response times. In the case of this discussion, we are specifically looking at the metric “number of benchmark users” as our measurement of throughput.

Here are a few features of the Intel Xeon E7-4800 v2 product family responsible for Dell PowerEdge performance improvements compared to the previous generation Intel Xeon E7-4800 series (codename Westmere-EX):

  • processor frequency – top bin processor frequency increase of 500 MHz
  • core count – top bin processor core count increase of 5 per processor
  • cache size – L3 cache increases from 30 MB to 37.5 MB per processor
  • increased memory frequency and capacity – memory frequency increase from DDR3-1333 to DDR3-1600
  • I/O bandwidth – QPI increase from 6.4GT/s to 8.0 GT/s


But this is just one chapter of the leadership story for Dell PowerEdge R920. Be on the lookout for more stories of how Dell and our PowerEdge portfolio help power businesses and communities.


To view this and other Dell World Records, please visit the Intel World Record Page:


To view the entire field of SAP SD two-tier benchmarks, please visit the SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark site:

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