Feeds

HP and Oracle hit IBM with four penny TPC-C stomp

2x the cores for a few more transactions

Security for virtualized datacentres

HP and Oracle have fought back to unseat IBM as the TPC-C benchmark title holder.

An Itanium-based Superdome system from HP running Oracle 10g has pushed aside IBM's previous DB2-running, Power5-based benchmark champ. The HP system notched a TPC-C score of 4,092,799, squeaking past IBM's score of 4,033,378. And HP achieved the score with a price/performance figure of $2.93, beating IBM by all of four cents.

As always, however, there's fine print to be read in this game of benchmark bitch slap that HP and IBM so love to play. The HP system does not go on sale until Aug. 23, according to the benchmark information, while IBM's box went on sale at the end of January.

This benchmarking business isn't for the thin of pocketbook. HP's 128-core (64 dual-core Itanium chips) setup cost $12m, as did IBM's 64-core (32 Power5+ chips) configuration with clients included.

HP would seem unlikely to hold the TPC-C crown for too long with IBM prepping its release of the speedy Power6 chip. Big Blue will be sure to have a cavalcade of benchmarks ready when boxes based on that processor ship later this year.

In the meantime, HP can enjoy the glory that comes from having the fastest box on the planet for transaction processing. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
IBM storage revenues sink: 'We are disappointed,' says CEO
Time to put the storage biz up for sale?
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
CAGE MATCH: Microsoft, Dell open co-located bit barns in Oz
Whole new species of XaaS spawning in the antipodes
VMware's tool to harden virtual networks: a spreadsheet
NSX security guide lands in intriguing format
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.