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New HP ProLiant DL980 G7 delivers world record performance

Today we announced the new HP ProLiant DL980 G7 along with the comprehensive portfolio of six scale-up x86 servers. 


Built to handle the largest x86 enterprise environments with confidence, the HP ProLiant DL980 G7, featuring the PREMA Architecture with Smart CPU Caching and a redundant system fabric, is designed to reduce bottlenecks, improve throughput and performance, as well as deliver enhanced reliability—features not previously available in an x86 environment.  




With up to 8 of the latest eight-core Intel 7500/6500 series processors, up to 2 Terabyte memory and up 16 PCI-e 2nd generation I/O slots, the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 Server is an ideal choice for organizations looking for unparalleled performance, scalability, and resiliency for the most demanding and data-intensive x86 environments.



Two new world-record performance benchmark results demonstrate why the DL980 G7 will be a great solution for SAP Sales and Distribution and business intelligence workloads. 


HP ProLiant DL980 G7 offers exceptional price/performance for Business Intelligence


Business intelligence is a critical function enabling our customers to make better business decisions; the ProLiant DL980 G7 is well suited to support this function.  Today, we announced that the ProLiant DL980 G7 server running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 created  non-clustered performance records on the TPC-H@3000GB benchmark with results of 162,601.7 QphH and a price/performance of $2.68/QphH@3000GB.  These results demonstrate that customers can deploy large business intelligence solutions at an aggressive TCO on the high-performance 8‑socket DL980 G7 server.  Specifically, the ProLiant DL980 G7 achieved:


  • Beat 32P IBM Power-6 based 595 server performance with 1/8th price per query and 1/5th rack space
  • Best non-clustered price/performance on TPC-H@3000GB
  • Best non-clustered performance for x86 servers on TPC-H@3000GB


HP ProLiant DL980 G7 delivers world record performance for SAP® Sales and Distribution


The SAP Sales and Distribution module is used to manage customer-focused activities from selling to delivery, and as such is critical to supporting the top line revenue of a business.  As our new results illustrate, the ProLiant DL980 G7 is ideal for supporting this important environment.  The ProLiant DL980 G7 server running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 earned the #1 overall  SAP two-tier Sales and Distribution Standard Application Benchmark with SAP Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 with a score of 18,180 SAP SD Benchmark users or 99,320 SAPS.   This benchmark result highlights the competitive capabilities of the DL980 G7 and why the DL980 G7 is a perfect fit for sales and distribution with exceptional scalability and value. This SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark with SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application results is demonstrates:


  • Best overall windows performance
  • Outperforms similarly configured Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST result by 13.6%
  • Excellent scaling (1.74X ) over the four-processor DL580 G7 server
  • More than twice (2.2X ) performance over the eight-processor ProLiant G6 server


For more information

The performance briefs on these world record performance and price/performance benchmark results can be found at the ProLiant benchmarks website.

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