TPC-C


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TPC-C

A benchmark that measures overall transaction processing performance. See TPC.
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This TPC-C benchmark with DB2 9.7 was done with a cluster of three IBM Power 780 servers, each with 8 processors, 64 cores, and 256 threads achieving a throughput of 10,366,254 tpmC at $1.38/tpmC with availability date of October 13, 2010.
With this benchmark, Oracle and Sun become the first vendors to achieve world record TPC-C performance results using Flash Storage technology, said John Fowler, executive vice-president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems.
TPC-C is an industry-standard benchmark for measuring a system's processing performance based on an enterprise transaction model for handling orders.
According to the TPC-C benchmark, an IBM eServer p690 with 32 POWER4+ microprocessors, running the AIX5L(tm) v5.2 UNIX operating system and DB2 Universal Database 8.1 with IBM TotalStorage FAStT900 storage hardware processed 1,025,486 transactions per minute (tpm/C) at a cost of $5.43/tpmC.
After a whopping 51% discount for a large systems configuration, HP was able to show the machine could deliver 824,165 transactions per minute (TPM) on the TPC-C test at a cost of $8.28 per TPM.
TPC-C is a benchmark developed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) which sets a standard for calculating performance - measured in transactions per minute (tpmC) - and price/performance - measured in USD/tpmC.
--Buffer management insights: the least-recently-used (LRU) replacement algorithm is close to optimal for all the workloads except for TPC-C. In addition, intertransaction locality is very significant in the production workloads.
The results are higher than those for the 64-CPU Sun E10000 and the IBM RS/6000 S80 Oracle TPC-C benchmarks(i).
The TPC-C benchmark is the computer industry's most widely consulted measure of server performance and price/performance.
The X15 helped Compaq's latest server to garner a new world record TPC-C benchmark.
Group Bull SA, an established development partner of IBM in the multi-processor server area, yesterday said that its new 24-way Escala AIX-machines outstrip even IBM's latest Unix top-end, offering commercial users an e-commerce platform capable of (an as yet unverified) 120,000 TPC-C transactions per minute.
Microsoft says that its SQL Server 7.0 Enterprise Edition database, running on Compaq's and Unisys' systems with eight 550MHz Intel Pentium III Xeon processors, has achieved record performance results on the Windows NT Server-based platform for the SAP R/3 sales and distribution benchmark and the Transaction Processing Performance Council's TPC-C benchmark.