RE: Oracle Performance on Sun X-series vs. M-series
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:35:20 -0700
I just wanted to share with the list a good resource that Somckit Khemmanivanh directed me to - http://spec.org/cpu2006/results/
Below are some results I compiled from spec.org that seem to show that the X4150 significantly outperformed the M4000 in every category (unless I'm misinterpreting the results - someone please let me know). I'm not sure exactly how well this will translate into real world performance for an Oracle database, but it looks promising.
Based on this and some other very helpful replies I've received in private in favor of the X-series, plus my own good experiences with the comparable Xeon servers from Dell, we're moving forward with the X4250s. Thank you very much to all who have replied!
(Sorry for the formatting - I tried to send as an HTML table first, but it was too big and the list rejected id) - it should come out pretty good if you copy & paste into Excel):
Test Sponsor Test Type System Name Auto Parallel Processor Results Cores Chips Cores/Chip Threads/Core Base Peak Sun Microsystems INT Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 No 8 4 2 2 9 11 Sun Microsystems INT Sun Fire X4150 Yes 8 2 4 1 24 28 Sun Microsystems FP Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 No 8 4 2 2 11 12 Sun Microsystems FP Sun Fire X4150 Yes 8 2 4 1 20 24 Rate (Throughput) Tests: Test Sponsor Test Type System Name Base Copies Processor Results Cores Chips Cores/Chip Threads/Core Base Peak Sun Microsystems INT Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 16 8 4 2 2 69 82 Sun Microsystems INT Sun Fire X4150 8 8 2 4 1 108 133 Sun Microsystems FP Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 16 8 4 2 2 67 71 Sun Microsystems FP Sun Fire X4150 8 8 2 4 1 69 77
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