Elisabeth Stahl on Benchmarking and IT Optimization

Expect More (zing) From Your Storage . . . and Servers

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There’s a whole lot of performance zing in the IBM announcements today including:

  • IBM XIV Gen3 set a new storage efficiency benchmark with two times better disk efficiency than EMC in the ESRP test.(1)
  • The IBM DS8800, along with zEnterprise and DB2, published a new world record for SAP banking workloads of 59 million account postings per hour.
  • The IBM Power 780 has just published #1 Java and high performance computing benchmark results with new 96-core and 3.92 GHz systems.
  • And of course, IBM SmartCloud has zing too — such as reducing the metric of time required to provision an SAP Test environment from weeks to minutes.
  • Zing.


    (1)Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP).; IBM XIV Gen3 result of 65 vs. EMC VMAX result of 32.
    Performance is based on measurements and projections using benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput that any user will experience will vary depending upon considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve throughput improvements equivalent to the performance ratios stated here. Disk efficiency is (#mailboxes * IOPS per mailbox / number of disks) * mailbox capacity, using vendor postings as of October 1, 2011.

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    Written by benchmarkingblog

    October 12, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Posted in announcement, Cloud, POWER7, storage

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