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Superdome versus fully configured rx 8640

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Superdome versus fully configured rx 8640

Hi,

I'm planning for a new data center.I need ideas so that i make a decision.Currently im running the production site with 2 rx8640 for database (with cluster)and 5blade BLc860 servers for web and application.The servers are okay, but performance is still an issue.

I need help to come up with the server specs for a new site.I have a number of bill of materials from different HP partners.Im getting confused as I try interpret the contents. What should I look at?what the most crucial server specs should I look at, do I go for an SD or Rx,database size is 870GB and it might grow upto 3TB by end of next year as we are opening additional 156branches. please help!!
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Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Superdome versus fully configured rx 8640

hi,

both ot the servers are CellBoard based, so i think the biggest advantage of the Superdome is that is more scalable, and it is possible to upgarde it.

check this picture at the attachment of this message, there is a comparation of RX8640 and Superdome performance.

In your case i would contact HP to get the latest data and product information.

in my opinion, the RX 8640 is very good server, because he don't need so much space as a superdome, but as i mentioned before the advantage of superdome is the scalability.


mikap

Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Superdome versus fully configured rx 8640

hi,

sorry i forgot attach the picture.

the collum with the number is OLTP performance [tpm-c]

more at this web page :

http://www.tpc.org/tpcc/detail.asp

http://www.tpc.org/tpcc/results/tpcc_perf_results.asp

here is the superdome but 64 CPU / 128 cores

mikap
Advisor

Re: Superdome versus fully configured rx 8640

Hi,
To me space is not an issue at all. What I need is super performance.Im attaching the two options we have for you to help me scrunize. please use a different font color for what you added or removed.
What about EVA, in terms of performance and disk I/O, do i go for 4400, or 8400??
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Superdome versus fully configured rx 8640

I suppose as you going to increase your DB 3 fold its better to plan better now, and you should go for the best one.

http://h20341.www2.hp.com/integrity/w1/en/high-end/integrity-high-end-servers.html

As far as storage goes its definitely EVA8400.

The excel sheet you have provided include every single part, i suppose when you would order the server you would get most of it.

What about the DR thing.

BR,
Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Trusted Contributor [Founder]

Re: Superdome versus fully configured rx 8640

Henry,

if you need a super performance, go for
1) Superdome (scalable cells)
2) XP Arrays.
Advisor

Re: Superdome versus fully configured rx 8640

Prefered Super Dome.and EVA 8400 storage.