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117 HPE server performance world records can’t be wrong

HPE servers dominate the Intel world record benchmark performance leaderboard. Understand why competitive server benchmarking helps you get ahead — and stay there — in today's market. 

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To stay competitive in today’s volatile markets, you need to know how your particular servers perform compared to others on key workloads. How do you meet this need? Industry-standard server benchmarking.

HPE servers currently hold 117 benchmark world records comprised of 34 performance benchmark leadership results on the Intel leaderboard, and 83 sustaining leadership records, including AMD server results. These rankings prove HPE servers provide the performance, scalability, virtualization, and energy efficiency you need to meet market demands.

HPE servers with Intel Xeon processors make their mark on Intel leaderboard

The Intel performance leaderboard includes HPE servers with innovative 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® ScalableHPE Superdome Flex 280 ServerHPE Superdome Flex 280 Server processors. Our newest solution, the HPE Superdome Flex 280 Server, won most of the leaderboard #1 records.

Ready for your enterprise, the Superdome Flex 280 is designed to handle SAP HANA, Oracle, and SQL Server user demand while delivering real-time analytics. You can comb through massive IoT and AI datasets at the edge or in the core. And you can tackle complex problems holistically as a standalone HPC workhorse or within petascale clusters.

Other HPE server world records on the Intel leaderboard include HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10, HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10, HPE Superdome Flex, HPE Synergy 480 Gen10, HPE Synergy 660 Gen10, all featuring 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

These results fill out the remainder of the HPE section of the Intel leaderboard proving that HPE can provide all-encompassing solutions.

The customer value of server benchmarking

Performance benchmarking shows the objective performance measurement of a product. This measurement can be used as a comparison to equivalent products. Benchmarking is also often useful for sizing in purchase planning. Results can help showcase your company’s product qualities and total cost of ownership.

HPE runs many types of benchmarks to evaluate its servers. The diverse categories of performance and efficiency indicators offer numerous insights:

  • By showing how fast a system can complete any action in a certain time period, the improved performance results will allow your business to stay competitive in the market.
  • With scalability that specifies how a system can handle load increases without impacting performance, benchmarks can show how better performance ensures that a system is versatile enough to handle low and high loads.
  • Performance, scalability, and power consumption of virtualization solutions help customers keep apprised of their results compared to other vendors.
  • Competitive results quantify the comparison of a business to others.
  • Cost efficiency shows a total cost of ownership for customers.
  • Benchmarks can show strengths and weaknesses of your business servers.
  • Scalability demonstrates how to increase capacity and revenues for customers.

The listed measurements are important as they can show how your business is efficient, competitive, and able to grow without any adverse effects. A scalable system can adapt to your company’s growth and provide longevity of your purchase. This is especially important for small- and midsized businesses. Your organization wants to continue to remain competitive in today’s uncertain market. You need to be confident that your current or planned server installations offer superior performance.

Benchmark types

The latest Intel leaderboard includes a wide variety of performance, scalability, and energy efficiency metrics. The following are the benchmarks used to attain world leadership for HPE servers on the Intel leaderboard:

Big data analytics

  • TPC Benchmark® H (TPC-H): Decision support system with ad-hoc queries. Configured to represent the workloads of different-sized businesses. Shows query execution speed and cost of the system at different database sizes.

Cloud and virtualization

  • SPECvirt_sc® 2013: Virtualized server consolidation. Shows capability of enterprise-class virtual machines using four workloads on real-world traffic: a web server, a Java application server, an IMPAP server, and a batch server.
  • VMmark: VMware: measures virtualization platforms. Allows accurate and reliable benchmarking for the virtual data center performance and consumption.

Energy efficiency

  • SPECpower_ssj® 2008: single- and multi-node servers’ energy efficiency. Displays power management and energy-efficiency.

Server-side JAVA

  • SPECjbb® 2015: pure and critical throughput under SLAs. For customers who run worldwide companies, it shows handling point-of-sale requests, online purchases, and data-mining operations.

Compute-intensive metrics 

  • SPEC CPU® 2017. Customers can see the server’s capability and speed in running applications related to real-world problems of R&D environments or highly specialized scientific and technical fields.

OLAP

  • SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) Edition for SAP HANA® standard application benchmark: In-memory benchmark for next-generation real-time data warehousing. Shows the performance of delivery of simple, open, flexible, and highly scalable solutions for in-memory computing.

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

  • SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark, two-tier: ERP OLTP benchmark. Indicates the number of users, response times, and the amount of fully business processed line items per hour (SAPS) to help customers determine sizing requirements.

Intel leaderboard results for HPE servers

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Competitive benchmarking is a valuable tool for companies who want to be ahead of the game in today’s market. HPE provides server benchmark results that lead the way. For detailed information on all HPE world records, ask your HPE representative or see the HPE Server Performance Benchmarks newsletter.


James Bucek_HPE.pngMeet Compute Experts blogger James Bucek. James is an expert technologist at HPE, is HPE’s representative to the SPEC CPU committee, and currently serves as the Chair of the committee. Outside of work, James enjoys time with his family, his dogs, and is an avid fan of his favorite collegiate and professional sports teams.

 

 

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1 For further details, see sap.com/benchmark, spec.org (all rights reserved; reprinted with permission), tpc.org, vmware.com, and the Intel leaderboard partner page for HPE results.

Results and configurations are as of November 10, 2020 or as noted otherwise.

SAP® BW edition for SAP HANA standard application benchmark Version 3

HPE Superdome Flex

Best-published 16P SAP BW edition for SAP HANA @ 20.8 (20.8B) billion initial records result published as of November 10, 2020; 16 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processors (448 cores/896 threads) with 12 TB total memory running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SAP HANA 2.0, SAP NetWeaver 7.50. Certification # 2019050. SAP HANA V3 Standard Application benchmark scores: Runtime of Data Load/Trans (19,816 secs); Query executions per Hour (7,158 secs); Total Runtime of Complex Query (161 secs). Tested by HPE on September 28, 2019.

Best-published 16P SAP BW edition for SAP HANA @ 41.6 (41.6B) billion initial records result published as of November 10, 2020; 16 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processors (448 cores/896 threads) with 12 TB DRAM and 12 TB Persistent Memory running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12; SAP HANA 2.0; SAP NetWeaver 7.50.: Certification #2020008. SAP HANA V3 Standard Application Benchmark scores: Runtime of Last Data Set (31,870 secs); Query Executions per Hour (3,412 secs); Runtime of Complex Query (262 secs). Tested by HPE on February 25, 2020,

Best-published 32P SAP BW edition for SAP HANA @ 41.6 (41.6B) billion initial records result published as of November 10, 2020; 32 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processors (896 cores/1792 threads) with 24 TB total memory running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12; SAP HANA 2.0, SAP NetWeaver 7.50; Certification #2020019. SAP HANA V3 Standard Application Benchmark scores: Runtime of Last Data Set (24,663 secs); Query Executions per Hour (6,383 secs); Runtime of Complex Query (235 secs). Tested by HPE on May 28, 2020.

HPE Superdome Flex 280

Best-published 8P SAP BW edition for SAP HANA @ 11.7 (11.7B) billion initial records result published as of November 10, 2020. 8 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8380H processors (224 cores/448 threads) with 12 TB total memory running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP 2; SAP HANA 2.0, SAP NetWeaver® 7.50; Certification #2020044. SAP HANA V3 Standard Application Benchmark scores: Runtime of Last Data Set (15,161 secs); Query Executions per Hour (4,569 secs); Runtime of Complex Query (131 secs). Tested by HPE on Oct 30, 2020.

Best-published 8P SAP BW edition for SAP HANA @ 20.8 (20.8B) billion initial records published as of November 10, 2020. 8 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8380H processors (224 cores/448 threads) with 6 TB total memory running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP 2; SAP HANA 2.0, SAP NetWeaver 7.50; Certification #2020045. SAP HANA V3 Standard Application Benchmark scores: Runtime of Last Data set (15,596 secs); Query Executions per Hour (6,841 secs); Runtime of Complex Query (107 secs). Tested by HPE on November 1, 2020.

Two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark

HPE Superdome Flex 280

Best-published 8P SAP SD two-tier on Windows Server 2016; Certification # 2020043 as of November 10, 2020. 8x Intel Xeon Platinum 8380H processors (224 cores/448 threads) on HPE Superdome Flex 280 with 3 TB total memory running Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition; Microsoft SQL Server 2012, SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 PL216; Benchmark: SAP SD standard application benchmark. Two-tier score: 112,652 benchmark users. Tested by HPE on November 1, 2020.

HPE Superdome Flex

Best-published 16P SAP SD two-tier on Windows Server 2019 Enterprise Edition; Certification # 2020029 as of November 10, 2020; 16x Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processors (448 cores/896 threads) on HPE Superdome Flex with 6144 GB total memory running Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft SQL Server 2019, and SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0; Benchmark: SAP SD standard application benchmark. Two-tier score: 152,508 benchmark users. Tested by HPE on July 25, 2020.

TPC-H

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10

Non-clustered result: 3000GB scale factor: #1 2P TPC-H benchmark @ 3,000GB published at tpc.org as of April 2, 2019. Configuration: 1-Node, 2 Intel Xeon 8280 processors (2 processors, 56 cores, 112 threads) with 1,536 GB total memory on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 using Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition. Source: tpc.org/3336. Score: 1,244,450.6 QphH @ 3000GB, $0.38/QphH @ 3000GB available April 2, 2019. Tested by HPE on April 1, 2019.

Non-clustered result: 1000GB scale factor: #1 2P world record with a result of 1,009,065 QphH @ 1000GB and $0.47 USD/QphH @ 1000GB with system availability of May 21, 2018; see tpc.org/3331

VMmark

Note: All VMmark 3.X results are available at vmware.com/products/vmmark.html

HPE Synergy 480 Gen10

#1 and first 6-node result, and #1 and first 6-node composable infrastructure result with Intel Xeon Gold 6140 processors and with a score of 46.10 @ 48 tiles https://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results3x.html

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