NEC Sets TPC Benchmark Record on Windows Server 2003
NEC Solutions America announced that a 32-processor server from NEC, based on the future Intel Itanium 2 processor 6M (code-named “Madison”), running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition for 64-bit and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit), has achieved a TPC-C benchmark result for a non-clustered, 32-processor SMP server. TPC-C is an industry-standard benchmark for measuring a system’s processing performance based on an enterprise transaction model for handling orders. The 514,034.72 tpmC transactions per minute (tpmC) benchmark score achieved by the NEC Express5800/1320Xc system was accomplished while running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition for 64-bit, using the Intel Itanium 2 processor 6M (Madison).
“This benchmark is a historic milestone for the database industry and a testament to the performance and scalability customers can achieve on Windows and Intel technology,” said Gordon Mangione, corporate vice president for SQL Server at Microsoft Corp. “NEC’s numbers achieved on the 64-bit versions of SQL Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003 running on Itanium 2-based servers proves once and for all that customers now have an alternative to expensive Unix-based solutions.”
Performance Results Throughput: 514,034.72 tpmC Cost performance: $11.50 per tpmC Availability Date: October 22, 2003 System: NEC Express5800/1320Xc Server CPU: Intel Itanium 2 processors 6M (Madison) (1.5GHz/6MB tertiary cache, 32 processors used) System Memory: 512 GB FC NIC/Switch: SANblade QLA2350 / SANBox2 FC Switch from Qlogic OS: Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition, 64-bit Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition, 64-bit