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Expert Integrated Systems: A Revolutionary Repast

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This past weekend I needed to make dinner for 15 people. Twice.

I organized my shopping into two trips, not ten. I cooked one side dish but bought another. One night I grilled, one I roasted. I set the table ahead of time. I admit it — I even bought bagged salad.

The point here is simplification. Do what we need to with limited resources. Save time, reduce costs, get the performance we require. And that’s one of the main points of Expert Integrated Systems.


With new IBM PureSystems, you get the best of all worlds. A combination of the flexibility of a general purpose system with the simplicity of an appliance. It’s revolutionary and evolutionary. And all of this with outstanding performance, of course:

Performance plus powerful systems management capabilities. Game-changing technology. Like my automatic dishwasher, which was also quite popular this weekend, and luckily performed quite well.

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(1) IBM Flex System p460 – Source: sap.com/benchmark. Configuration and results of the IBM Flex System p460 on the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark running SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode): 4 processors /32 cores / 128 threads, POWER7, 3.55 GHz, 256 GB memory, 17,000 SAP SD benchmark users, dialog response: 0.96 seconds, line items/hour: 1,861,670, dialog steps/hour: 5,585,000, SAPS: 93,080, database response time (dialog/update): 0.011 sec / 0.021 sec, CPU utilization: 99%, OS: AIX 7.1, DB2 9.7; Certification #2012015.
IBM Flex System x240 – Source: sap.com/benchmark. Configuration and results of the IBM Flex System x240 on the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark 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.
Results valid as of 4/11/2012.

(2)TPC-C result on IBM Flex System x240, Performance (tpmC): 1,503,544, Price/Performance: .53 USD, Pro! cessors / MHz of Server: Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 2.90GHz / 2.90GHz
Total # of Processors / Cores / Threads: 2 / 16 / 32, Availability Date: 8/16/2012. Result current as of 4/11/12. Source: http://www.tpc.org

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April 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

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