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Cisco: TV Everywhere, Benchmarks Nowhere

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No more having to remember when Glee is on. Or what channel. Or whether I should record it.

I read this morning that Cisco has just announced a new video platform — one that will in the future enable the TV shows and movies you want to watch to find you via software that uses past viewing patterns. And the ability to watch on any device via a cloud-based digital video recorder.

The “Above and beyond TV Everywhere” concept.

If only Cisco’s benchmarks could be so exciting.

Cisco’s new SAP SD 2-tier benchmark result today is so lackluster, you certainly wouldn’t want it to find you. Or record the result.

The IBM Flex System x240 had 21% better performance and the Flex System p260 (POWER7+) had 53% better performance.(1)

Thursday on Glee is the Michael Jackson episode. Expect a “Bad” performance as well.

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(1)IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node, 2 processors / 16 cores / 64 threads, IBM POWER7+, 4.10 GHz, 32 KB (I) and 32 KB (D) L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 10 MB L3 cache per core, 256 GB main memory. Number of SAP SD benchmark users: 10,000, Average dialog response time: 0.97 seconds, Fully processed order line items/hour: 1,094,000, Dialog steps/hour: 3,282,000, SAPS:54,700, Average database request time (dialog/update):0.010 sec / 0.017 sec, CPU utilization of central server:99%, Operating system, central server:AIX 7.1, RDBMS:DB2 10, SAP Business Suite software:SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0, Certification #2012035.

IBM Flex System x240 – IBM Flex System x240 on the two-tier SAP SD running SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode): 2 processors /16 cores / 32 threads, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690, 2.90 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 20 MB L3 cache per processor,128 GB main memory, 7,960 SAP SD benchmark users, dialog response: 0.98 seconds, line items/hour: 870,330, dialog steps/hour: 2,611,000, SAPS: 43,520, database response time (dialog/update): 0.012 sec / 0.010 sec, CPU utilization: 99%, OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition, DB2 9.7; Certification #2012016.

Cisco UCS B200 M3, 2 processors / 16 cores / 32 threads, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690, 2.90 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 20 MB L3 cache per processor, 256 GB main memory; SAP SD benchmark users: 6,530 , Average dialog response time: 0.98 seconds, Throughput: Fully processed order line items/hour: 713,670, Dialog steps/hour: 2,141,000, SAPS: 35,680
Average database request time (dialog/update): 0.015 sec / 0.036 sec, CPU utilization: 99%, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3, Sybase ASE 15.7, SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0, Certification #2013001.

http://www.sap.com. Results current as of 1/8/13.

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January 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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