Continuing the trend of producing world record performance in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) workspace, Dell has published another top 4-socket score on the SAP SD Two-Tier Benchmark*. With this submission, Dell also introduces our new solid-state storage solution, Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSD, a high-performance, solid-state device. This technology combined with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 16, and the Intel Xeon Processor E7-4800 v2 product family reasserts Dell PowerEdge R920 as a leadership enterprise solution provider in the 4-socket arena. Let’s take a closer look at how Dell solutions stack up against similar competitive platforms in the ERP workspace.

   

SAP SD Two-Tier Benchmark System Description

System

Number of Benchmark Users

Processor Type

Operating System

Database Management System

ERP Release

Dell PowerEdge R920 with NVME

25,451

Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

SAP Sybase ASE 16

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for ERP 6.0

IBM System x3850 X6

25,000

Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2

Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition

IBM DB2 10

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for ERP 6.0

HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8

24,450

Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for ERP 6.0

Dell PowerEdge R920

24,150

Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

SAP Sybase ASE 16

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for ERP 6.0

 * Benchmark results based on best SAP SD Two-Tier results published as of April 2014. For the latest SAP SD Two-Tier results, visit: http://global.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/sd2tier.epx .

This latest world record performance in the SAP SD two-tier benchmark is just one example of Dell PowerEdge R920 leadership. 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.

As promised in my last blog posting, this is the second chapter in this leadership story for Dell and the 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: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/benchmarks/server/xeon-e7-summary.html

 To view the entire field of SAP SD two-tier benchmarks, please visit the SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark site: http://global.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/sd2tier.epx?num=200