The records just keep coming with Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers!
Less than a month ago, I announced two TPC-H world-record benchmarks using the Dell PowerEdge R720 and Actian Vectorwise. These results set records for both single-server performance and price/performance for 100GB and 300GB databases.
Today, I’d like to announce another world record TPC-H benchmark with an even bigger 1TBdatabase using the Dell PowerEdge R820, our new 4-socket/2U rack server Intel prominently mentioned with the Xeon E5-4600 launch. This TPC-H result sets records for both benchmark performance (Queries per Hour, or QphH) and price/performance($/QphH)!
Here’s how the PowerEdge R820 result looks against other top 1TB single-node results:
The PowerEdge R820 packs four Intel Xeon E5-4600 processors into just 2U of rack space. The 8-processor HP ProLiant DL980 G7 requires 8U, 4X the rack space, and only deliveredhalf of the performance of the R820!
The SPARC Enterprise M8000 used 16 SPARC64 processors and requires a full cabinet of rack space; the 2U PowerEdge R820 outperformed it by over 2X!
Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is how the R820 stacks (racks?) against these results from a rack height (U) perspective:
As you can see, the Dell PowerEdge R820 is a great choice for handling large databases, reaching performance levels previous only achievable by much larger servers.
Comparison details: TPC-H 1,000GB single-node results
All references above are Non-Clustered Version 2 Results and current as of 6/11/12.
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