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Mind Blowing Performance: The ConvergedSystem 900 beats the Competition by 2x


We all like a winner, but if it's our team playing for the championship or trying to get to the next round of the playoffs  many  prefer a blow-out versus a close game.  Yet blow-outs are rare when facing the best teams.  The competition is tough and gaining any advantage is difficult to do.


However, with HP's recent SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM benchmark results on the new HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for SAP Applications HP did just that - blow-out the competition.


Here is the result and it wasn't even close:


  •  #1 and #2 overall max-jOPS results 
  • #1 and #4 overall critical-jOPS results
  • #1 16-socket (16S) results on both max-jOPS and critical-jOPS
  • #1 8S results on max-jOPS
  • HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA 16s/12TB max-jOPS results are 2.1X greater and critical-jOPS results are 1.2X greater than the Fujitsu 16S highest results
  • HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA 8s/6TB max-jOPS results are 2.2X greater and critical-jOPS results are 5.5X greater than the Sugon 8S results
  • HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA 8s/6TB max-jOPS results are 1.1X greater than the Fujitsu 16S highest results, delivering greater performance with only half the processors

Read more in the performance brief.


How did HP achieve this amazing result?  It has been part of a consistent strategy the past couple of years called Project Odyssey.  Over the past couple of years HP has submitted more than 125 patches into the upstream kernel collaborating closely with our Linux partners.  


HP and SUSE achieved these results by working together to apply HP patches fine-tuning the Linux kernel, making changes to the semaphore and locking paradigms in the kernel (mutex locks, lockless reference counts) which enables the scaling of large numbers of processors. The process scheduler was also modified to help maximize the efficiency of the appliance. These modifications will be available to all users in future releases of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.


Perhaps the best outcome of this HP and SUSE victory is that everyone wins.  Sure HP is on top for now, but the improvements and patches submitted by HP into the upstream kernel will benefit the entire Linux community and we couldn't be happier.  


Special thanks to all those that worked countless hours to make this possible.  We look forward to more exciting advances in the future.




SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjbb are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). See The stated HP results are submitted to SPEC; the stated competitive results are published as of 06-10-14.

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