Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers Continue to Lead the Industry in Performance and Customer ValueArticle

Abstract

Lenovo ThinkSystem servers continue to dominate data center performance with a total of 155 current #1 world record benchmark results spanning a wide range of industry benchmarks. This total includes 83 world records using servers equipped with second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, plus 43 current world records set by servers using first-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, and another 29 world records set by servers running second-generation AMD EPYC processors.

These results are current as of January 1, 2020. They were achieved with systems ranging from single-socket (1S) to eight-socket (8S) and workloads ranging from general business processing and infrastructure virtualization to Big Data/Analytics and technical computing.

Change History

Changes in the January 14 update:

  • Merged the AMD benchmarks document into the Intel benchmarks document

  • Lenovo now has 155 #1 benchmark results as of January 1, 2020. 126 of these were achieved on Lenovo ThinkSystem servers equipped with Intel Xeon processors, and another 29 were set by ThinkSystem servers equipped with AMD EPYC processors.

  • Changed the layout of the bulleted lists to reduce redundant text and present a clearer, less cluttered appearance

  • Added brief descriptions for the SR860, SR850, SN850, SN550, and SD530 servers

  • Added descriptions of the TPCx-IoT, TPCx-BB, and VMmark benchmarks

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkSystem servers currently hold an incredible 155 world records for performance. This total consists of 83 #1 results set on systems equipped with second-generation Intel Scalable processors, plus another 43 using first-generation Xeon Scalable processors, and 29 more using second-generation AMD EPYC processors. This is more than 1.5 times as many #1 results as any other server vendor.

These results were achieved on a wide variety of workloads that include Business Processing, Big Data/Analytics, Infrastructure Virtualization, and Server-Side Java, as well as General and Technical Computing. Lenovo achieved these world-records across multiple ThinkSystem platforms ranging from single-socket to 8-socket, spanning Intel and AMD architectures. This demonstrates Lenovo's ability to design systems that create value for customers across architectures, workloads, and industries. 

Many of the latest world record benchmark results were set by ThinkSystem SR950 and SR650 rack servers that incorporate the new second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. They offer increased performance over the first generation processors, as well as support for faster 2933 MHz TruDDR4 memory. These servers also support Intel Optane DC persistent memory, which is designed specifically for data center workloads. Optane DC offers a new, flexible tier of memory that creates an unprecedented combination of high-capacity, affordability, and persistence.

Other #1 benchmark results were achieved by ThinkSystem SR655 and SR635 rack servers using second-generation AMD EPYC processors. The SR655 is our newest 2U rack server and the SR635 is our newest 1U rack server. AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors offer up to 64 cores each and 128 PCIe Gen 4 lanes, making them ideal for compute-intensive and I/O-intensive applications.

Still more world record results were achieved using Lenovo SR860, SR850, SN850, SN550, and SD530 servers equipped with Intel Xeon Scalable Family processors.

While specific ThinkSystem models were used for these benchmark tests, much of the same technology and attention to detail is prevalent throughout the ThinkSystem product line, providing exceptional performance and reliability across the board.

This article summarizes the outstanding performance of the world record ThinkSystem benchmark wins.

 

Big Data/Analytics - 62 world records

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 and SR650 servers delivered 62 current world record Big Data/Analytics benchmark results.

SAP HANA (BWoH)

The 11 ThinkSystem world record results on the HANA BWoH benchmark in a single-node setup:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 4-Socket (1.3B  and 2.6B Records v1*) – 6 current world records
  • 4-Socket (10.4B and 11.7B Records v3) – 5 current world records

About this benchmark: The SAP BW Edition for SAP HANA (BW/4HANA) Standard Application Benchmark is the latest addition to the list of SAP BW benchmarks and goes well beyond the scope and features used in the BW-AML benchmark. The benchmark is designed to fully utilize the new capabilities of SAP HANA to process the benchmark workload. The benchmark consists of three phases: data load, query throughput, and query runtime.

* The current SAP BW edition for SAP HANA benchmark is version 3. Existing v1 and v2 results are still valid; however, SAP will no longer accept new benchmark results for versions v1 and v2.

Why it matters: If you are running SAP HANA, a #1 benchmark score means this server is the highest performing server in the industry for processing your SAP HANA memory-intensive database and analytics workloads.

STAC-M3

The 48 ThinkSystem world record results on the STAC-M3 benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 4-Socket – 33 current world records (9 Antuco suite + 16 Shasta suite + 8 Kanaga suite, with a two-year data set size)

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 2-Socket – 15 current world records (Antuco suite)

About this benchmark: The STAC-M3 Benchmark suite is the industry standard for testing solutions that enable high-speed analytics on time series data. The STAC-M3 benchmarks measures challenging areas such as time-series analytics, risk simulations, and processing of very-high-speed data. The key metric is query response time. In particular, STAC benchmarks test high-speed analytics on time-series data -- tick-by-tick market data. The benchmark is used by large global banks, brokerage houses, exchanges, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops, and other market participants.

Why it matters: If you are running high-speed financial services or securities workloads, a #1 benchmark score means this server is the highest performing server in the industry for processing your high-speed analytics and financial transactions.

TPC-x IoT

The 2 ThinkSystem world record results on the TPC-x IoT benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket (4+1 nodes)  – 1 current world record

Price/Performance

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket (4+1 nodes) 1 current world record

About this benchmark: The TPCx-IoT benchmark enables direct comparison of different software and hardware solutions for IoT gateways. TPCx-IoT measures the performance, price/performance, and availability IoT gateway systems that receive vast quantities of data from many devices and run real-time analytic queries on that data. The benchmark workload represents typical IoT gateway systems running on standard hardware and software platforms.  

Why it matters: If you gather and process massive amounts of data via IoT devices and need to perform real-time analysis of that data, a world-record benchmark score means a system is the highest performing server in the industry for performing analytic queries on your IoT data.

TPC-x BB

The 1 ThinkSystem world record result on the TPC-x BB benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 2-Socket (36+3 nodes) – 1 current world record

About this benchmark: The TPCx-BB Express Benchmark BB (TPCx-BB) measures the hardware and software performance of systems running Hadoop. It runs 30 frequently performed analytical queries in the manner of retailers with physical and online store presences. It uses machine learning algorithms for semi-structured and unstructured data queries, and SQL queries for structured data. 

Why it matters: If your data center runs Hadoop, a world-record benchmark score means a system is the highest performing server in the industry for your complex Big Data processing needs.

Business Processing – 7 current world records

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950, SR655, and SR650 servers delivered 7 current world-record benchmark scores for Business Processing.

SAP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD) Benchmark

The 2 ThinkSystem world record results on the SAP Sales and Distribution Benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 4-Socket – 1 current world record (Windows)

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket – 1 current world record 

About this benchmark: SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmarks test the hardware and database performance of SAP applications and components. SAP Application Performance Standard (SAPS) is a hardware-independent unit of measurement that describes the performance of a system in creating the order, creating a delivery note for the order, displaying the order, changing the delivery, posting a goods issue, listing orders, and creating an invoice.

Why it matters: If you are running SAP Business Suite applications, a leadership benchmark score means this system is the highest-performing server in the industry for processing your business transaction workflows in an SAP environment.

TPC-E Benchmark

The 5 ThinkSystem world record results on the TPC-E benchmark:

TPC-E Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 4-Socket – 1 current world record:

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 2-Socket – 1 current world record:

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket – 1 current world record:

TPC-E Price/Performance

ThinkSystem SR950: 

  • 4-Socket – 1 current world record:

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket – 1 current world record:

About this benchmark: The TPC-E benchmark is designed to enable users to more objectively measure and compare the performance and price of various OLTP systems. The TPC-E benchmark uses a database to model a brokerage firm with customers who generate transactions related to trades, account inquiries, and market research. Although the underlying business model of TPC-E is that of a brokerage firm, the database schema, data population, transactions, and implementation rules have been designed to be broadly representative of modern OLTP systems in general.

Why it matters: If you are running On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) or decision-support workloads and databases, a leadership benchmark score means this server is the highest-performing server in the industry for your data-intensive OLTP transactions or data intensive queries.

Infrastructure Virtualization – 10 current world records

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 and SR650 servers delivered 10 current world record Infrastructure Virtualization benchmark results.

SPEC VIRT_SC 2013

The ThinkSystem world record results on the SPEC virt_sc 2013 benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 8-Socket – 1 current world record
  • 4-Socket – 1 current world record

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 1-Socket – 1 current world record

Performance-per-watt

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 8-Socket – 1 current world record
  • 4-Socket – 1 current world record

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 2-Socket – 1 current world record

Server Performance-per-watt

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 8-Socket – 1 current world record
  • 4-Socket – 1 current world record

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 2-Socket – 1 current world record

About this benchmark: The SPEC virt_sc 2013 benchmark measures the end-to-end performance of all system components including the hardware, virtualization platform, and the virtualized guest operating system and application software. SPEC virt_sc 2013 is the second-generation SPEC VIRT benchmark for evaluating the virtualization performance of datacenter server consolidation, including enterprise-class workloads.

Why it matters: If you virtualize multiple workloads, a world-record benchmark score means this system is the highest performing server in the industry for your memory-intensive virtualized environments.

VMmark 3.1

The 1 ThinkSystem world record result on the VMmark 3.1 benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket/2-node (1S/2N) – 1 current world record

About this benchmark: The VMmark 3.1 benchmark measures the performance, scalability, and power consumption of multi-server virtualization platforms. It tests using real-world complex workloads, such as clone and deploy, virtual machine migration, storage migration operations, shared nothing migration, and snapshotting, as well as traditional application-level workloads.

Why it matters: Knowing how effectively and efficiently your servers operate is essential to maximizing performance and scalability while reducing energy costs. A world-record benchmark score means a system is the highest performing server in the industry for your cloud, OLTP, and other virtualization platform workloads.

Server-side Java - 28 current world records

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 and SR950 hold 28 current world records for the SPECjbb Server-side Java benchmark.

SPECjbb2015

The 28 ThinkSystem world record results on the SPECjbb2015 benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 8-Socket – 6 current world records (Linux and Windows)
  • 6-Socket – 6 current world records (Linux and Windows)
  • 4-Socket – 4 current world records (Linux)
  • 3-Socket – 6 current world records (Linux)

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket – 6 current world record (Linux and Windows)

About this benchmark: The SPECjbb 2015 benchmark has been developed from the ground up to measure performance based on the latest Java application features. It is relevant to all audiences interested in Java server performance, including JVM vendors, hardware developers, Java application developers, researchers and members of the academic community.

Why it matters: If you are interested Java server performance, a world-record benchmark score means this server is the highest performing server in the industry for your Java application response time and throughput needs.

General Computing - 34 current world records

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950, SR860, SR850, SR655, SR650, SR635, SN850, SN550, and SD530 servers achieved 34 current world record benchmark scores for General Computing.

SPEC CPU 2017

The 29 ThinkSystem world record results on the SPEC CPU 2017 and SPEC CPU 2006* benchmarks:

SPEC CPU 2017 Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 8-Socket – 2 current world records
  • 6-Socket – 1 current world record
  • 4-Socket1 current world record
  • 3-Socket – 4 current world records

ThinkSystem SR860:

  • 4-Socket1 current world record

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket – 10 current world records

SPEC CPU 2006* Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 8-Socket – 2 current world records
  • 4-Socket – 1 current world record

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 1-Socket – 1 current world record

About this benchmark: SPEC CPU 2017 contains SPEC's next-generation, industry-standardized, CPU intensive suites for measuring and comparing compute intensive-performance, stressing a system's processor, memory subsystem and compiler. CPU 2017 has 43 sub-benchmarks, organized into four suites. SPEC designed these suites to provide a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance across the widest practical range of hardware using workloads developed from real user applications. 

* The SPEC CPU 2006 benchmark has been replaced by the SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark and new CPU 2006 results are no longer accepted by SPEC. (Existing results are still valid.)

Why it matters: If you are running compute-intensive workloads, a leadership benchmark score means this server is the highest performing server in the industry in terms of how fast a server completes a CPU-intensive task (speed) and/or how much a server can accomplish in a certain amount of time (throughput or rate measurement).

SPEC Power

The 11 ThinkSystem world record results on the SPEC Power benchmark:

Performance:

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 8-Socket – 2 current world records (Linux and Windows)

ThinkSystem SR850:

  • 4-Socket – 1 current world record (Linux)

ThinkSystem SN850:

  • 4-Socket/7-node (4S/7N) – 2 current world records (Linux and Windows)

ThinkSystem SN550:

  • 14-node (14N) – 1 current world record (Windows)

ThinkSystem SD530:

  • 2-Socket/4-node (2S/4N) – 2 current world records (Linux and Windows)

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket  – 1 current world record (Linux)

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 1-Socket (1S) – 1 current world record

ThinkSystem SR635:

  • 1-Socket  – 1 current world record (Linux)

About this benchmark: The SPECpower_ssj 2008 benchmark suite measures the power and performance characteristics of server-class computer equipment. It is used to compare power and performance among different servers and serves as a tool set for use in improving server efficiency.

Why it matters: The IT industry, computer manufacturers, and governments are increasingly concerned with the energy use of servers. This benchmark provides a means to measure power (at the AC input) in conjunction with a performance metric. This helps IT managers consider power characteristics along with other selection criteria to increase the efficiency of data centers.

Technical Computing - 14 current world records

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950, SR655, and SR650 servers achieved 14 current world record Technical Computing benchmark results.

SPECompG 2012

The 2 ThinkSystem world record results on the SPEC OMP2012 benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 3-Socket – 1 current world record

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket – 1 current world record

About this benchmark: The SPECompG 2012 benchmark is designed for measuring performance using applications based on the OpenMP 3.1 standard for shared-memory parallel processing. The benchmark includes 14 scientific and engineering application codes, covering everything from computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to molecular modeling to image manipulation.

Why it matters: If you are running scientific or engineering applications, a leadership benchmark score means this system is the highest performing server in the industry for these workloads.

SPECmpiM 2007

The 7 ThinkSystem world record results on the SPECmpiM 2007 benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR950:

  • 8-Socket (1-node) – 1 current world record
  • 6-Socket (1-node) – 1 current world record
  • 3-Socket (1-node) – 1 current world record

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 2-Socket (6-node) – 1 current world record
  • 2-Socket (5-node) – 1 current world record
  • 2-Socket (3-node) – 1 current world record

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket (1 node) – 1 current world records

About this benchmark: The SPECmpiM 2007 benchmark suite is used to evaluate MPI-parallel, floating point, compute-intensive performance across a wide range of cluster and SMP hardware. This suite gives users the most objective and representative benchmark suite for measuring and comparing high-performance computer systems.

Why it matters: If you are running compute intensive technical workloads, a leadership benchmark score means this server is the highest performing server in the industry, measuring the CPUs, MPI library, communication interconnect, memory architecture, compilers, and file system performance.

SPEC ACCEL

The 5 ThinkSystem world record results on the SPEC ACCEL benchmark:

Performance

ThinkSystem SR650:

  • 2-Socket/1-Node (2S/1N) – 2 current world records

ThinkSystem SR655:

  • 1-Socket/1-Node (1S/1N) – 3 current world records

About this benchmark: The SPEC ACCEL benchmark suite tests performance with computationally intensive parallel applications running under the OpenCL, OpenACC, and OpenMP 4 target offloading APIs. The suite exercises the performance of the accelerator, host CPU, memory transfer between host and accelerator, support libraries and drivers, and compilers.

Why it matters: If you are running servers with accelerators (GPUs, coprocessors), a #1 benchmark score means a solution incorporating this server, a specific accelerator, and supporting software is the highest performing solution in the industry for its size.

About the ThinkSystem servers tested

Intel Architecture-Based Servers

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950

The ThinkSystem SR950 server is designed for your most demanding, mission-critical workloads, such as in-memory databases, large transactional databases, batch and real-time analytics, ERP, CRM, and virtualized server workloads.


Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950

The powerful 4U ThinkSystem SR950 can grow from two to eight second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Family processors, and with 96 DIMM sockets, supports up to 24TB of high-speed memory without having to replace the server enclosure or upgrade to a physically larger design. The modular design of SR950 speeds upgrades and servicing with easy front or rear access to all major subsystems to maximize server availability.

The SR950 packs numerous fault-tolerant and high-availability features into a high-density design. The SR950 offers enterprise scalability and advanced RAS features to support the most demanding mission-critical applications that require 24x7 operation. The 4U rack-optimized design reduces the space needed to support massive network computing operations and simplifies servicing.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650

For medium-to-large enterprises, and managed and cloud service providers, the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 server is the optimum 2U, two-socket server—the most widely used server type worldwide. It’s engineered to deliver high performance with 205W CPUs, low-latency NVMe drives, and high-power GPUs.


Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650

Contributing to Lenovo’s long history of reliability, the highly flexible and configurable SR650 is the ideal platform for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) or software-defined storage (SDS). It provides a solid foundation for:

  • Transforming physical resources into services, using validated designs for hybrid cloud
  • Performing analytics on streaming data, using validated designs for Big Data
  • Increasing productivity of virtualized transactional systems, using validated designs for OLTP databases.

ThinkSystem SR860

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR850 is a 4-socket server that features a streamlined 2U rack design, optimized for price and performance, with best-in-class flexibility and expandability. The server now supports second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Family processors.

ThinkSystem SR850

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 is a 4-socket server that features a 4U rack design with support for GPUs, and is optimized for price and performance and best-in-class expandability. The server now supports second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Family processors.

ThinkSystem SN850

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SN850 is a 4-socket Intel Xeon processor-based server that is optimized for high-end virtualization, mainstream database deployments, and memory-intensive, high-performance environments. The blade server now supports second-generation Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family processors.

ThinkSystem SN550

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SN550 is a high-performance server that offers enhanced security, efficiency, and reliability features to handle business-critical workloads. The blade server now supports the second-generation Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family of processors.

ThinkSystem SD530

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SD530 is an ultradense and economical two-socket server in a 0.5U rack form factor. With four SD530 server nodes installed in the ThinkSystem D2 enclosure, and the ability to cable and manage up to four D2 enclosures as one asset, you have an ideal high-density 2U four-node (2U/4N) platform for enterprise and cloud workloads. The SD530 now supports second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Family processors.

Optane DC Persistent Memory

The ThinkSystem servers that support second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Family processors also support Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, which provides a new, flexible tier of memory designed specifically for data center workloads. Optane DC Persistent Memory offers an unprecedented combination of high-capacity, affordability and persistence. This technology has a significant impact on real-world data center operations: restart times reduced from minutes to seconds, 20% greater virtual machine density, dramatically improved data replication with 14x lower latency and 14x higher IOPS, and greater security for persistent data built into hardware.

For More Information

For more information about these systems, see the Product Guides for the individual servers.

AMD Architecture-Based Servers

Compared to the previous processor generations, ThinkSystem servers with AMD architecture deliver up to 2X performance and 4X floating point capability, providing faster data transfer and analytics without sacrificing memory capacity or I/O with PCIe Gen4 support and faster memory speeds up to 3200 MHz.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655

The ThinkSystem SR655 with the next generation AMD EPYC architecture delivers outstanding TCO for virtualization, big data, analytics, and scale up software defined deployments. It offers two-socket performance in a 2U, single-socket design, featuring higher core, and storage density; increased I/O throughput with less latency; along with built-in system security.


Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655

With the enterprise class AMD EPYC 7002 Generation processor, the world’s first 7nm data center CPU, the SR655 features up to an unprecedented 64 cores with 128 PCIe Gen4 lanes in a single socket to reduce bottlenecks and increase server utilization.

Key features of the SR655 include:

  • Multi-GPU optimized rack server, providing support for up to 6 single-wide GPUs that offer more workload acceleration in AI Inference and virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI).
  • 64 cores to handle heavy-lift virtualization workloads; provides cutting edge application efficiency in health care applications such as EMR, PACS, and medical imaging or electronic trading platforms for financial services applications.
  • Support for up to 32 NVMe solid-state drives, when paired with high speed networking, make the system an excellent choice for workloads that need large amounts of low-latency high-bandwidth storage, including virtualized clustered SAN solutions, software-defined storage (SDS), and applications that use NVMe over fabrics.

Lenovo SR635
The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR635 is ideal for I/O intensive workloads, from databases and analytics to virtualized environments (VDI) and hybrid cloud solutions. This 1U single socket rack server is right-sized to offer the balanced processor power, performance, memory, and I/O of a 2-socket server at the value and total cost of ownership of a 1-socket server.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR635

Key features of the SR635 include:

  • High capacity storage, with support for up to 16x 2.5” drives. When the server is outfitted with 16 low-latency NVMe drives, the server is an ideal platform for OLTP, analytics, software-defined and HPC storage.
  • Up to three single-wide GPUs, whixh provide workload acceleration for AI inference and VDI applications.
  • Full support for PCIe Gen4 to achieve up to 16 GT/s for accelerated data transfer speeds. This new technology enables the next-generation of technology for grid computing and high-frequency trading analytics in the financial services sector, and capacity planning and supply chain optimization in both the telco and manufacturing industries.

For more information about these servers, refer to the individual product guides.

Lenovo XClarity Controller and Lenovo XClarity Administrator

Lenovo XClarity Controller is an all-new hardware embedded management engine included in most ThinkSystem servers. XClarity Controller features an uncluttered graphical user interface, industry standard Redfish-compliant REST APIs, and enables booting in half the time of prior generation servers, with up to 6x faster firmware updates.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralized resource-management solution designed to reduce complexity, speed response, and enhance the availability of Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile solutions.

XClarity Administrator enables you to define and control pools of infrastructure from your choice of interface, including an intuitive web-based GUI, XClarity Mobile app, Windows PowerShell, Python. You can also use your own external IT applications by running XClarity Integrator software or integrating with open REST APIs.

Conclusion

The portfolio of Lenovo ThinkSystem servers continues its dominance of data center performance, with 153  #1 world record benchmarks (as of December 1, 2019). This outstanding performance was achieved across multiple configurations and a variety of workloads and industry benchmarks.

Performance Benchmark Reports

Each ThinkSystem benchmark has a Lenovo Performance Benchmark Report. These Performance Benchmark Reports detail the specific benchmark, benchmark result, and hardware/software configuration used for that benchmark result. The reports also provide a link to the specific benchmark results page (e.g., SPEC, TPC, SAP, etc.). View all Performance Benchmark Reports.

About the Authors

Randall Lundin is the Mission Critical Product Manager in the Lenovo Data Center Group. He is responsible for managing and planning Lenovo’s 4-socket and 8-socket servers. Randall has also authored and contributed to numerous Lenovo Press publications in the Mission Critical space.

Mark T. Chapman is the Senior Technical Writer/Editor for the Lenovo Data Center Group Marketing Communications organization. He has more than 40 years experience in the industry and has written numerous papers and books about servers, operating systems, and other IT and non-IT topics.

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