ThinkSystem SR655 Sets Two World Records with New 1-Socket TPC-E ResultPerformance Benchmark Result

Published
8 Aug 2019
Form Number
LP1199
PDF size
5 pages, 215 KB

Abstract

Lenovo sets two new TPC-E benchmark performance records. The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 achieves the world’s best TPC-E performance and price/performance results for a one-processor server.

This document summarizes the TPC-E benchmark result for the ThinkSystem SR655 that was published on August 7, 2019. The document lists the result, summarizes the major components of the configuration under test, and provides the link to the relevant benchmark organization’s web site for details about the result.

Introduction

Lenovo has published a new TPC-E benchmark result that has set two world records. Achieved on the powerful Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 2U rack server, the benchmark result is:

  • The world’s best TPC-E result for one-processor (1P) performance
  • The world’s best TPC-E result for one-processor (1P) price/performance

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 The TPC-E benchmark is designed to enable customers to objectively measure and compare the performance and price of various On Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) and database systems.

The ThinkSystem SR655 server achieved the following score (1):

  • 6,716.88 tpsE (transactions per second E) @ $99.99 USD/tpsE

This result sets two new records:

  • The best one-processor performance in the industry, and is 1.6% faster than the two-processor Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2540 M4 (2)
  • The lowest ever one-processor price/performance

Including this new result, Lenovo servers have the #1 1P (1), 2P (3), 4P (4), 8P (5), and overall (3, 4) TPC-E performance and price/performance results.

The SR655 achieved this record level of OLTP performance using the following configuration:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition
  • One AMD EPYC 7742 64-core processor at 2.25 GHz (1 processor, 64 cores, 128 threads)
  • 1024 GB of Lenovo TruDDR4 memory

This result also relied on the Lenovo Storage D1224 DAS enclosures. Four D1224 storage enclosures and 80 SAS SSDs were used in the benchmark configuration, attached directly to the server using ThinkSystem RAID 930-8e controllers configured with RAID-5.

Results referenced are current as of August 7, 2019. To view all TPC results, visit http://www.tpc.org.

(1) The total solution availability for this TPC-E benchmark result is December 31, 2019.  See the details for this result at http://www.tpc.org/4085

(2) Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2540 M4 result details are from http://www.tpc.org/4082

(3) The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 holds the #1 overall TPC-E price/performance result and #1 2P TPC-E performance result. Result details are from http://www.tpc.org/4084

(4) The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 holds the #1 overall TPC-E performance result and #1 4P TPC-E price/performance result. Result details are from http://www.tpc.org/4081

(5) The Lenovo System x3950 X6 holds the #1 8P TPC-E performance result and #1 8P TPC-E price/performance result. Result details are from http://www.tpc.org/4075. This result is in the TPC’s Historical Result list.

About the ThinkSystem SR655

The Lenovo 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.

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.

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.

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 leveraging NVMe over Fabrics.

About the Lenovo Storage D1212 and D1224 Enclosures

The Lenovo Storage D1212 and D1224 Disk Expansion Enclosures offer 12 Gbps SAS direct-attached storage expansion capabilities that are designed to provide simplicity, speed, scalability, security, and high availability for small to large businesses.

Lenovo Storage D1212The D1212 (with 3.5-inch drives) and D1224 (with 2.5-inch drives), deliver enterprise-class storage technology in a cost-effective solution with flexible drive configurations and RAID or JBOD (non-RAID) host connectivity.

About TPC-E

TPC Benchmark E (TPC-E) is an On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) workload designed to enable customers to objectively measure and compare the performance and price of various OLTP and database systems. TPC-E is a mixture of read-only and update intensive transactions that simulate the activities found in complex OLTP application environments.

Learn more

To learn more about solutions for database and OLTP applications, please contact your Lenovo Sales Representative.

To find out more about TPC, visit http://www.tpc.org.

To learn more about the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 server, visit the SR655 product web page:
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/data-center/servers/racks/ThinkSystem-SR655-Server/p/77XX7SRSR75

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