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Elisabeth Stahl on Benchmarking and IT Optimization

Whad’Ya Know – Great IBM Facts this Week

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  • IBM Cloud revenue year to date has doubled full-year 2010 revenue.
  • There’s a new redpaper, Smarter Data Centers: Accelerating the Move to a Smarter Planet, with extremely “cool” case studies.
  • IBM announced the first Storage Performance Council (SPC) result with XIV, the very first on the SPC-2/E benchmark. The XIV Storage System demonstrated its ability to handle Big Data as well as providing associated energy use data. The SPC-2/E result showed that the XIV Storage System provides outstanding enterprise price-performance and Large File Processing (LFP) performance.(1)
  • IBM published a magnificent POWER7 BI TPC-H 3TB result on the IBM Power 780. This result was 3.9 times the performance per core and 19.7 times more storage efficient based on storage to database size than the best Oracle M9000 result. It was also 2.8 times less expensive.(2)
  • Newsweek named IBM Greenest Company In America.
  • And you can’t get much better than that.

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    (1)8259.94 MBPS SPC-2 (LFP) Data Rate, $137.07 SPC-2 (LFP) Price-Performance Source: Storage Performance Council SPC-2 Benchmark Results, http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2, Results current as of 10/20/11.
    (2)IBM POWER 780 (8 sockets/32 cores/128 threads) 192,001 QphH@3000GB, $6.37/QphH@3000GB, available 11/30/11. Oracle M9000 (64 sockets/256 cores/256 threads) 386,478 QphH@3000GB, $18.19/QphH@3000GB, available 9/22/11.
    Source: http://www.tpc.org. Results current as of 10/20/11.

    SPC Benchmark-1 and SPC Benchmark-2 are trademarks of the Storage Performance Council.
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    October 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

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