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IBM’s Real Proof Points

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Let’s focus today on just a few of the awesome proof points that IBM announced yesterday.

What’s clear is that these are not just wild claims backed by no data.

These are real, externally-reviewed and published leadership results across important workloads that you can really use as one source of input in comparisons of infrastructure.

  • The new IBM Power 780 (POWER7+) with DB2 10 achieved the best 96-core two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark result. This result was 88% better per core than the HP DL980. (1)
  • The new IBM Power 780 (POWER7+) with DB2 10 achieved over 2x the performance per core of the Oracle SPARC T4-4 application server on the Java SPECjEnterprise benchmark. (2)
  • The new IBM DS8870 was just announced as the #1 SPC-2 storage benchmark result over HP, Hitachi and Oracle. (3)

Not just pretty pictures and fluff, but the real stuff.

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(1) IBM Power 780 (3.72 GHz) two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark result (SAP enhancement package 5 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application: 12 processors / 96 cores / 384 threads, POWER7+, 1536 GB memory, 57,024 SD benchmark users, running AIX® 7.1 and DB2® 10, dialog resp.: 0.98s, line items/hour: 6,234,330, Dialog steps/hour: 18,703,000, SAPS: 311,720, DB time (dialog/ update): 0.009s / 0.014s, CPU utilization: 99%, Certification #2012033.vs. HP DL980 G7, Xeon, SQL Server 2008, 25,160 users, 8 processors/80 cores/160 threads, SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0, Certification # 2011021. http://www.sap.com.
(2) WebSphere Application Server V8.5 and DB2 10 on IBM Power 780 (POWER7+), (16 core app server, 16 core db server), 10,902 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. vs. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Solaris running on a four-node SPARC T4-4 cluster, each system with four SPARC T4 3GHz processors, (128 core app server, 64 core db server), 40,104.86 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. http://www.spec.org
(3) Storage Performance Council, “SPC Benchmark 2™ Full Disclosure Report IBM Corporation, IBM System Storage DS8870,” October 2012. Source: http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2.

Results current as of 10/4/12.

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

SPEC, SPECint, SPECfp, SPECjbb, SPECweb, SPECjAppServer, SPECjEnterprise, SPECjvm, SPECvirt, SPECompM, SPECompL, SPECsfs, SPECpower, SPEC MPI and SPECpower_ssj are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).

SPC Benchmark-1 and SPC Benchmark-2 are trademarks of the Storage Performance Council.

The postings on this site solely reflect the personal views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, positions, strategies or opinions of IBM or IBM management.

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October 4, 2012 at 9:28 am

Cloud and Data and Security, Oh My

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Cloud Ready. Data Ready. Security Ready. With outstanding performance.

Important themes for the Smarter Computing announcements today.

The new offerings include:
1) the most powerful enterprise Power Systems to date, POWER7+ systems,
2) a new high-end disk storage system, the DS8870, and
3) key software for the IBM zEnterprise EC12.

These new technologies are designed to help organizations improve security, take advantage of cloud computing, and manage and analyze the vast amounts of big data in our world today.

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(1) ) Storage Performance Council, “SPC Benchmark 2™ Full Disclosure Report IBM Corporation, IBM System Storage DS8870,” October 2012. Source: http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2. SPC Benchmark-1 and SPC Benchmark-2 are trademarks of the Storage Performance Council.

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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October 3, 2012 at 12:16 am

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Sunny Skies for SVC, Storwize

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Try wiping the smile off my face. The cross country skis are sitting in the corner, forlorn. I can actually grill hot dogs outside tonight. Forget any worries about global warming. It’s 60 degrees and sunny on the last day of January in Cleveland Ohio.

I power-walked two miles today. Instead of the measly quick turn around the block, hunched over so the icy particles don’t hit my face. Today, the woman in spandex who never smiles with her giant poodle actually said hello. The serious jogger actually stopped and remarked how it’s April in January. Try wiping the smile off my face.

Try wiping the smile off my face. IBM just published a new #1 Storage Performance Council SPC-1 benchmark result.(1) . . . Numero uno, top storage dog.
Using IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V6.2 with IBM Storwize V7000 disk storage.
And powered by POWER7 IBM Power 770 systems.

SPC is the industry standard for storage benchmarks. SPC-1 consists of a workload designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem while performing the typical functions of business critical applications. Those applications are characterized by predominately random I/O operations and require both queries as well as update operations. Applications include OLTP and database operations.

Sunny skies, #1 SPC-1, SVC, Storwize. Try wiping the smile off my face.

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(1) SPC-1 Reported Data, Tested Storage Product (TSP) Name: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller v6.2 with IBM Storwize® V7000 disk storage, SPC-1 IOPS 520,043.99, SPC-1 Price-Performance $6.92/SPC-1 IOPS, Total ASU Capacity 97,581.657 GB, Data Protection Level Protected (Mirroring). Results as of 1/31/12. Source: http://www.storageperformance.org. SPC Benchmark-1 and SPC Benchmark-2 are trademarks of the Storage Performance Council.

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January 31, 2012 at 5:42 pm

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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.
    TPC-C ,TPC-H, and TPC-E are trademarks of the Transaction Performance Processing Council (TPPC).

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    October 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

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