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HPE Compute World-Record Benchmark Results

NarenNuggehalli

Review the HPE Gen10 world-record benchmark results from Intel.

Blog_ProLiant_Benchmark.jpgHPE recently announced the Industry’s Most Secure Industry-Standard Servers with the Gen10 series of compute, which leverages the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family. As a result of our innovative designs, HPE brings the highest levels of uptime, performance, and efficiency for data-driven workloads and applications. HPE was awarded #1 positions in more than 10 industry-standard benchmarks in the 1P, 2P, and 4P rackmount, blade, and converged platforms spaces, with several outstanding results compared to previous generation server and processor technology. See the Intel leaderboard website for details.

 

The HPE compute world-record benchmark results include:

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10:HPE ProLiant DL380 .png

SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark (two-tier)

HPE ProLiant DL for Big Data Analytics achieves world record on TPC Express Benchmark™ (TPCx-BB)

The new HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server achieves 30% performance gain comparing gen-to-gen on two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark.

Continuing its tradition of excellent results, the HPE ProLiant DL380 newest generation rack server, Gen10, achieved 28,160 SAP SD users and 154,020 SAPS on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. Compared to the previous generation, HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 server with older Intel Xeon technology, the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 with new Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M processors achieved a 30% performance.

SPECjbb2015

HPE wins 2P world record again with the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 on the SPECjbb2015 benchmark.

With a new-generation rack server and using new Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processors, the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 took a 2P world leadership result with 117,883 critical-jOPS in the Distributed category on the SPECjbb2015 benchmark. This result beat the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 server, the closest competitor, by 7%.

TPC Express Benchmark™ BigBench (TPCx-BB)

HPE ProLiant DL for Big Data achieves world record on TPC Express Benchmark™ BigBench (TPCx-BB).

With the performance engineering expertise of HPE, and configured with new HPE ProLiant DL380 and DL360 Gen10 servers, the HPE ProLiant DL for Big Data 21-node platform has attained the #1 2P performance and price/performance records on the Big Data TPC Express Benchmark™ BigBench (TPCx-BB) (see tpc.org/3506). These results surpassed the Dell EMC PowerEdge R730/R730xd results (see tpc.org/3505) by 3X the performance!

In addition, when compared to the previous generation, HPE ProLiant DL for Big Data platform with HPE ProLiant Gen 9 servers and older Intel Xeon technology, the HPE ProLiant DL for Big Data platform with HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers and new Intel Xeon Gold 6154 processors achieved 80% greater performance.

VMmark 3.0

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server achieves #1 result on the new VMmark 3.0 benchmark.

The new HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server demonstrates HPE’s virtualization with the #1 result on the new VMmark 3.0 benchmark, with a score of 6.99 @ 8 tiles. The server was configured with two Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processors and ran VMware ESXi 6.5.0d.

HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10:HPE ProLiant DL360 .png

SPECpower_ssj2008

 HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 is the world’s MOST energy-efficient 1U server.

The HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 proved it is the most energy-efficient 1U in the market with its #1 world record. At 12,313 overall ssj_ops/watt, the Gen10 server had a 22% gain in energy efficiency compared to previous generation and up to 12% more energy efficiency than the closest competitors.

 

HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen10:

HPE ProLiant DL560 .pngSAP® BW, edition for SAP® HANA

HPE ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA® with HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen10 Server is first to be published with 2.6 billion initial records on the SAP® BW, edition for SAP® HANA standard application benchmark and wins #1 four-processor query executions per hour result with 1.3 billion initial records.

HPE ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA® scale-up configurations, built with the new HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen10 server, showcased HPE technological superiority by being the first platform in the industry to be published with a result with 2.6 billion initial records on the SAP® BW, edition for SAP HANA standard application benchmark. These results also represent three world records by achieving the top results for each of the three Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the benchmark, with total runtime of data load/transformation of 66,892 seconds, 4,380 query executions per hour, and total runtime of complex query phase of 154 seconds.

In addition, on the benchmark run with 1.3 billion initial records, the HPE platform achieved four-processor leadership on the Phase 2 KPI with 5,951 query executions per hour.

SPECpower_ssj2008

HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen10 is the world’s MOST energy-efficient 4P server.

HPE also proved its world record energy efficiency in the 4P space with the HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen10. At 11,662 overall ssj_ops/watt, the Gen10 server had a 43% gain in energy efficiency compared to previous generation and up to 5.4% better energy efficiency than the closest competitor.

HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10:

HPE ProLiant BL460c.pngSAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark (two-tier)

Continuously advancing: HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade shows impressive performance gain compared to previous generation on two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark.

HPE ProLiant BL460 c-class servers constantly move forward, with the new Gen10 server achieving 19% more SAP SD users and 16% higher SAPS compared to the previous generation HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 server and Intel Xeon v4 processors.

With new and exclusive cutting-edge drive technology, the HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 server blade accomplished 23,350 SD users and 127,970 SAPS.

 

HPE Synergy 660 Gen10:

SPECjbb2015

New 4P HPE Synergy Gen10 Compute Module Synergy660.pngattains FOUR world records on SPECjbb2015 benchmark.

The new, four-socket composable compute module, the HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 Compute Module, exemplifies how HPE delivers superior results on the SPECjbb2015 benchmark. The HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 took the top 4P critical-jOPS results in three categories and the top 4P max-jOPS result in the Composite category, trumping the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950.

SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark (two-tier)

HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 Compute Module achieves excellent scaling compared to previous generation platform on the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark.

HPE Synergy again proves its remarkable engineering capabilities by achieving excellent results on the SAP two-tier Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. The HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 was configured with Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processors, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center Edition, and Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and achieved 35% scaling over the previous generation HPE Synergy 680 Gen9 result on both metrics of the benchmark. With new and exclusive cutting-edge drive technology, the HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 server blade achieved 53,700 SD users and 293,620 SAPS.

Footnotes:

Intel and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Red Hat is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.

SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjbb, and SPECpower_ssj are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). All rights reserved. The stated SPECjbb2015 results are published as of 07-11-17; see spec.org. HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 (Critical-jOPS - 117,883 and Max-jOPS – 141,360), and Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 (Critical-jOPS - 157,338 and Max-jOPS – 109,785). The stated SPECpower_ssj2008 results are published and the HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 and HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen10 results are submitted to SPEC as of 07-11-17; see spec.org.

SAP benchmarks: As of date for all benchmarks: July 11, 2017. See sap.com/benchmarks for further details. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices.

VMware® VMmark® is a product of VMware, Inc. The competitive benchmark claims are based on having the top result for the VMmark 3.0 benchmark on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10. VMmark 3.0 results published as of 07-11-17. All VMmark disclosures available at vmware.com/products/vmmark/results3x.html

SAP two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark minimum data requirements:

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server with Intel Xeon 8180M 2.50 GHz processors: 2 processors/56 cores/112 threads, 768 GB memory; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition; MS SQL Server 2012; SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0; Certification #2017019

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 server with Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 2.20 GHz processors: 2 processors/44 cores/88 threads; 512 GB main memory; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition; MS SQL Server 2012; SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0; Certification #2016010 

HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 server blade with Intel Xeon Platinum 8164 2.0 GHz processors: 2 processors/52 cores/104 threads, 768 GB RAM total; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition; MS SQL Server 2012; SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0; Certification #2017022

HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 server blade with Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 2.2 GHz processors: 2 processors/44 cores/88 threads, 256 GB RAM; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition; MS SQL Server 2012 R2 Datacenter; SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0; Certification #2016009

HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 with Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 2.5 GHZ processors: 4 processors/112 cores/224 threads, 1.5 TB RAM; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center Edition; Microsoft SQL Server 2012; SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0; Certification #2017020

HPE Synergy 660 Gen9 with Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4 2.20 GHZ processors: 4 processors/96 cores/192 threads, 1.0 TB RAM; Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center Edition; Microsoft SQL Server 2012; SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0; Certification #2017006

SAP BW edition for SAP BW edition for SAP HANA standard application benchmark:

 

Benchmark 1: HPE ConvergedSystem 500
(DL560 Gen10) for SAP HANA

Certification #2017026

Benchmark 2: HPE ConvergedSystem 500
(HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen10) for SAP HANA

Certification #2017025

Benchmark Phase 1

 

 

Number of initial records:

2,600,000,000

1,300,000,000

Total runtime of data load/transformation (seconds)

66,892

31,813

Benchmark Phase 2

 

 

Query executions per hour

4,380

5,951

Records selected

481,159,495,420

314,442,583,986

CPU utilization of database server

98%

93%

Benchmark Phase 3

 

 

Total runtime of complex query phase (seconds)

154 seconds

139 seconds

Operating system

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Database

SAP HANA 1.0

SAP HANA 1.0

Technology platform release

SAP NetWeaver 7.50

SAP NetWeaver® 7.50

Database Server:

HPE ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA
(DL560 Gen10)
4 processors / 112 cores / 224 threads, Intel Xeon Platinum 8180, 2.50 GHz, 3072 GB main memory

HPE ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA
(DL560 Gen10)
4 processors / 112 cores / 224 threads, Intel Xeon Platinum 8180, 2.50 GHz, 3072 GB main memory


TPCx-B benchmark: TPC and TPCx-BB are trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council. TPCx-BB first-everworld-record results show the HPE ProLiant DL for Big Data Analytics with a result of 1491.24 BBQpm @ 10000 and $589.91 USD/BBQpm @ 10000  (see tpc.org/3506) (see tpc.org/3505) with system availability of 7-911-2017. Results as of 7-11- 2017. The TPC believes that comparisons of TPCx-BB results published with different scale factors are misleading and discourages such comparisons.

VMware® VMmark® is a product of VMware, Inc. The competitive benchmark claims are based on having the top result for the VMmark 3.0 benchmark on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 - VMmark 3.0 results published as of 07-11-17. All VMmark disclosures available at vmware.com/products/vmmark/results3x.html.

About the Author

NarenNuggehalli

Naren brings to bear 15+ years of Business and Product Management leadership experience spanning country, Regional and WW organizations to the singular objective of delivering THE “best-in-breed” server platforms to enhance the leadership position of HPE in the industry standard x86 market. And he does that with cradle to grave ownership of the HPE ProLiant server portfolio.

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