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HP ProLiant server blade achieves best two-way two-tier
®SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark result

Executive summary............................................................................................................................... 2
Interpreting the results .......................................................................................................................... 3
Explanation of SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark ......................................................................... 4
HP ProLiant BL20p G2.......................................................................................................................... 4
For more information................. 5


Executive summary
In March 2004, the HP Global SAP Solutions Team in Munich posted results of an SAP Sales and
Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark on the HP ProLiant BL20p G2 blade server
supporting 408 SAP SD Benchmark users.
The benchmark was performed with the SAP R/3 Enterprise Release 4.7 software solution, Microsoft
SQL Server 2000 database Enterprise Edition, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
Edition operating system. The processors implement Hyperthreading technology, thereby providing
the system improved processor utilization. The server was configured with two 3.2-GHz 533-MHz FSB
Intel Xeon DP processors, 2 MB L3 cache, 8 GB RAM, internal storage attached to the embedded
Smart Array 5i Plus controller with a ...
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HP ProLiant server blade achieves best two-way two-tier
SAP
®
SD Standard Application Benchmark result
Executive summary............................................................................................................................... 2
Interpreting the results .......................................................................................................................... 3
Explanation of SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark ......................................................................... 4
HP ProLiant BL20p G2.......................................................................................................................... 4
For more information............................................................................................................................ 5
Executive summary
In March 2004, the HP Global SAP Solutions Team in Munich posted results of an SAP
Sales and
Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark on the HP ProLiant BL20p G2 blade server
supporting
408 SAP SD Benchmark users
.
The benchmark was performed with the SAP R/3
Enterprise Release 4.7 software solution, Microsoft
SQL Server 2000 database Enterprise Edition, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
Edition operating system. The processors implement Hyperthreading technology, thereby providing
the system improved processor utilization. The server was configured with two 3.2-GHz 533-MHz FSB
Intel Xeon DP processors, 2 MB L3 cache, 8 GB RAM, internal storage attached to the embedded
Smart Array 5i Plus controller with a battery-backed cache for Windows and external storage in a
Modular Array 1000 Storage System attached to the Dual Port Fibre Channel Mezzanine card for the
database and the SAP system. With these results, the HP ProLiant BL20p G2 achieved the best two-
way two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark result when certified on March 2, 2004.
Figure 1. Best two-way two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark results of five server vendors (see Table 1 for details
of each benchmark)
408
329
320
315
290
230
0
100
200
300
400
ProLiant BL20p
G2 3.2/2M
ProLiant BL20p
G2
SunFire 4900
Fujitsu-Siemens
BX600
Dell PowerEdge
2650
IBM eServer
BladeCenter
HS20
SAPSDBenchmarkUsers
These benchmarks fully comply with the SAP Benchmark Council’s issued benchmark regulations and have been audited and
certified by SAP AG.
Table 1. Details of the top 2-way two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark results of five server vendors
Certification
date
Number of SAP
SD Benchmark
Users
SAP R/3
Release
OS and DB
Certification
number
HP ProLiant Model
BL20p, 2P, Xeon DP
3.2 GHz, 2 MB L2
cache, 8 GB memory
03/02/04
408
4.7
Windows Server 2003
Enterprise Edition, SQL
Server 2000 Enterprise
Edition
2004012
HP ProLiant Model
BL20p, 2P, Xeon DP
3.06 GHz, 512 KB L2
cache, 4 GB memory
10/8/03
329
Enterprise
4.7
Windows Server 2003
Enterprise Edition, SQL
Server 2000 Enterprise
Edition
2003049
Sun Fire E 4900, 2-
way SMP,
UltraSPARC IV,
powered by Chip
Multi-Threading (CMT)
technology, 1200
MHz, 192 KB L1
cache, 16 MB L2
cache, 32 GB memory
02/10/04
320
4.7
Solaris 9, Oracle 9i
2004005
Fujitsu Siemens
Computers PRIMERGY
Model BX600, 2-way
SMP, Intel XEON DP,
3.06 GHz, 8 KB L1
cache, 512 KB L2
cache, 1 MB L3 cache,
4 GB main memory
02/11/04
315
4.7
Windows Server 2003
Enterprise Edition, SQL
Server 2000 Enterprise
Edition
2004007
Dell PowerEdge
2650, 2-way SMP,
Intel Xeon 3.06 GHz,
512 KB L2 cache, 1
MB L3 cache, 4 GB
memory
8/29/03
290
Enterprise
4.7
Windows Server
2003/SQL Server
2000 Enterprise
Edition
2003042
IBM eServer
BladeCenter HS20, 2-
way SMP, Intel Xeon
DP 2.4 GHz, 512 KB
L2 cache, 4 GB
memory
3/17/03
230
4.6C
Windows Server
2003, DB2 8.1
2003019
Interpreting the results
Compared with similarly configured servers, with the latest result, the ProLiant BL20p G2 server
achieved the following superior performance for number of SAP SD Benchmark users:
77.3% versus the IBM eServer BladeCenter HS20 – approaching twice the performance advantage
40.6% versus the Dell PowerEdge 2650
29.5% versus the Fujitsu Siemens BX600
27.5% versus the Sun Fire E4900
and
Showed a 25% performance improvement over the previous generation ProLiant BL20p G2
processor configuration.
Explanation of SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark
The SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark consists of the following transactions:
Create an order with five line items (transaction VA01)
Create a delivery for this order (VL01)
Display the customer order (VA03)
Change the delivery (VL02) and post goods issue
List 40 orders for one sold-to party (VA05)
Create an invoice (VF01)
HP ProLiant BL20p G2
The BL20p G2 is a dual processor server blade designed for performance front-end and mid-tier
computing with enterprise availability. This server blade features up to two Intel Xeon DP 3.2-GHz
processors, PC2100 ECC SDRAM (8 GB max memory), Integrated Smart Array 5i Plus (with BBWC),
and two hot-plug SCSI drives. The ProLiant BL20p G2 delivers optional fibre-channel support for SAN
implementations and clustering capabilities. Fibre-Channel capability is achieved using a Dual Port
Fibre Channel Mezzanine Card (2-Gb) specifically designed for the ProLiant BL20p G2. The ProLiant
BL20p G2 is optimized for HP StorageWorks and can also attach to 3
rd
party SANs. Using the
ProLiant BL20p G2 in conjunction with other BL servers, expenses can be reduced by managing
remotely from anywhere in the world with Integrated Lights Out (iLO).
For more information
ProLiant BL20p product information:
http://www.hp.com/products/servers/proliant-bl/p-class/index.html
ProLiant benchmarks:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/benchmarks/index.html
Additional details of the official certification for the ProLiant BL20p and competitors are available at:
http://www.sap.com/benchmark/
© 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information
contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for
HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements
accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed
as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein. Xeon is a trademark or
registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries and is
used under license.
SAP, R/3 and all other SAP product and service names mentioned herein are
trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several
other countries all around the world.
5982-4450EN, 03/2004
© 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information
contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for
HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements
accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed
as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or
editorial errors or omissions contained herein. Xeon is a trademark or
registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries and is
used under license.
SAP, R/3 and all other SAP product and service names mentioned herein are
trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several
other countries all around the world.
5982-4450EN, 03/2004
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