Performance Comparison Between HP Servers : rx8620 and rp5470 (141 Views)
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Sarmad
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Performance Comparison Between HP Servers : rx8620 and rp5470

Hello,

I'm trying to create a report for comparing two HP Servers : rx8620 and rp5470
Actually we were using rp5470 servers for our Bank but we're about to buy the newer ones (rx8620). As an operating system we use UNIX and we use Oracle 9. ... or Oracle 10g as our Data Base.

Thank you beforehand for your help
Sarmad
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Performance Comparison Between HP Servers : rx8620 and rp5470

Shalom Sarmad,

UNIX really isn't an OS that runs on these boxes. HP-UX is a form of Unix that runs on the se systems.

Suggested tests:

1) Large oracle transaction set to test time. This should be run after the new boxes are properly tuned.


The transaction test, even if its I/O intensive should produe much better results on the new systems. Note that I/O Storage setup is critical and if there is an I/O problem with the new servers they will perform poorly.

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Sarmad
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Re: Performance Comparison Between HP Servers : rx8620 and rp5470

Hi Steven,

Thanks for your reply.

Actually I need some benchmarks for my report, it means that I have to use the existing benchmarks to compare these two servers.
My problem is the fact that I can't search in www.tpc.org, I think there is some problems on their site ... I couldn't find anything interesting in "sap" or "spec" sites ...

Is there anything that I can do now?

Sarmad
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Hein van den Heuvel
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Re: Performance Comparison Between HP Servers : rx8620 and rp5470


My favourite server power comparision chart, the sap 2-tier benchmarks, has not entry for the rp5470.
At that time the HP group responsible for this firmy believed the SD test was too much TPC like, too like real business and they used the ATO test instead. (The little devil in me thinks they may also not have liked their SD results enough). The (sap) market however, embraced SAP SD as the general benchmark to use to determine 'saps'.
When it became time to benchmark Itanium systems HP also switched to SD.
http://www50.sap.com/benchmarkdata/sd2tier.asp

There is an entry for an 8p 9000 PA 8000 @1000 for 6220 saps.
You have a 4 p PA 8700 @875?
I would take 1/2 for cpu count, and reduce 1/5 for 8700, giving an estimate 2500 saps.

The 16p rx8620in 2003 clocked in at 14450 saps. So that is potentially 6x the capacity.
And you can go to mx2 dual core processors.

However, for new installations, why not consider the rx7640 or rx8640 with the dual-core montecito and better IO chips?

www.hp.com --> integrity --> Midrange
http://h20341.www2.hp.com/integrity/cache/340168-0-0-225-121.html

Good luck!
Hein van den Heuvel
HvdH Performance Consulting

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Sarmad
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Hi Hein van den Heuvel,

Thank you so much for your complete response :)

Sarmad
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Re: Performance Comparison Between HP Servers : rx8620 and rp5470

Dear Hein van den Heuvel,
Hello again,

I wanted to know how you'd estimated the SAPs for our server? I couldn't understand why you'd reduced 1/5 ...

Thanks again,
Sarmad
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