Old Hardware, Older Benchmarks
I spent most of this past weekend looking at hardware.
Hardware on furniture, that is. Specifically, drawer pull hardware on furniture. And when it comes to drawer pull hardware on furniture, I like old. I looked at silver, satin nickel, flat black, even something called brushed English gold — but nothing could beat the old antique look of oil rubbed bronze.
With technology, of course, that’s a different story. But you would never know that with some of the news going around lately.
Oracle just published an M9000 with 11g result on the SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Standard Application Benchmark. When I first read the press release, I thought – this result surely must be impressive – it is “record-breaking,” “highest score ever posted,” “beats all.” And then I started thinking. When was the last time I had seen a result on this benchmark? When was the last time I had heard anyone even talking about this benchmark? I know that I used to include it in some of my charts – but all I could remember was that that was when I lived in my old house.
I checked the SAP site and saw that Fujitsu had published a couple of results, the most recent results —- in 2003.
The only thing possibly more dated in technology this week than Oracle’s benchmark is HP’s Anniversary Calculator.
(1)Two-tier SAP ATO standard application benchmark (SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server, 64 processors, 3.0 GHz, 256 cores and 512 threads running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Solaris 10) 206,360 fully business processed assembly orders per hour. Certification number 2011033.
Source: http://www.sap.com/benchmark. Results current as of 9/6/11.
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