TPC Benchmark, TPC-C
, tpmC and $/tpmC are trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council.
In the latest TPC-C
result, the Wintel Integrity had a 44% discount.
--Observations on adaptive techniques: dynamic techniques that adapt to the workload are likely to be far more effective for the production workloads than for TPC-C
Details on the TPC-C
benchmark are available at http://www.tpc.org.
The record-setting performance was based on the independent TPC-C
benchmark, achieving a cost of $22.58(1) per transaction.
Even though the configuration and the cost of the V2500 server used in the TPC-C
test was virtually unchanged, HP used fewer client machines in the middle application tier of the TPC-C
setup and a substantially less expensive data base - Oracle cost $976,204 plus $975,840 for five year's maintenance, which cost a lot more than the $274,992 license fee plus $244,316 for maintenance on the Sybase data base - and consequently got its price per TPM on the TPC-C
test down to $63 per TPM.
On performance, Sun's StarFire leads the TPC-C
pack with 115.396 tpm ($106 per tpmC), while HP's V2500 leads price/performance at $88 per tpmC (92,833 tpcC).
Recent Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC-C
) results demonstrate the performance benefits of using DAFS technology in database environments.
Fremont, California-based Mylex claims that its controller eliminates the I/O bottleneck that occurs along the data path between the disk drives and the server, and has helped several of the top PC server vendors to win TPC-C
and TPC-D benchmarking awards.
According to Compaq spokespersons one of the benchmarks, achieved on a "shared-nothing" cluster of 12 ProLiant 8500 servers running Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, sets a new TPC-C
record -- for any hardware, operating system or database -- of 227,079.15 transactions per minute at $19.12 per tpmC.
It took Sun Microsystems Inc some considerable time to rig up its biggest StarFire server to beat the rest of the pack on TPC-C
performance for a non-clustered system but yesterday reached pole position by publishing a result of 115,395 transactions per minute - or $105.63 per transaction - running a single instance of Oracle 188.8.131.52.
It compares, for example, to TPC-C
test results for the Hewlett-Packard 9000 Model N4000 Enterprise Server introduced this summer, which delivered 49,308 tpmC at a price per transaction of $56.67, over three times the price of the Aquanta ES5085R server.