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Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 V3 Sets 3 World Records with New TPC-E Benchmark Results

13,000.00 transactions per second E @ $74.09 USD/tpsE, 64.75% faster than previous-gen 1-processor system

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 V3 has set 3 TPC-E performance world records. The server has achieved the world’s #1 overall TPC-E result for performance.

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This document summarizes the TPC-E benchmark result for the ThinkSystem SR655 V3 that was published on May 24, 2023. 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.

Lenovo has published TPC-E benchmark result that has set 3 world records.

Result has been achieved on ThinkSystem SR655 V3 server. Benchmark results are:

  • The world’s #1 overall TPC-E result for performance
  • The world’s best TPC-E result for performance on 1-processor systems
  • The world’s best TPC-E price/performance on 1-processor systems

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

The ThinkSystem SR655 V3 server achieved the following score (1):

  • 13,000.00 tpsE (transactions per second E) @ $74.09 USD/tpsE

Result is highest TPC-E performance result ever published:

  • 64.75% faster than the previous generation 1-processor system (2)
  • 7.84% faster than HPE’s recent 1P, 96-core result at 6.15% better price/performance (3)

Including this result, the company’s servers have the #1 1P (1), 2P (5,6), 4P (4), and overall (1,6) TPC-E performance and price/performance results.

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SR655 V3 achieved record level of OLTP performance using following configuration:

  • 1x AMD EPYC 9654 96-core processor at 2.4GHz (1 processor, 96 total cores, 192 total threads)
  • 1,536GB of Lenovo TruDDR5 memory
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Standard Edition

This result also relied on Lenovo Storage D1224 DAS enclosures. Six D1224 storage enclosures and 126 SAS SSDs were used in the benchmark configuration, attached directly to the server using 6 ThinkSystem RAID 940-8e controllers configured with RAID-5.

Results referenced are current as of May 24, 2023.

About ThinkSystem SR655 V3
It is a 1-socket 2U server that features the 4th gen AMD EPYC processors. With up to 96 cores/processor and support for the  PCIe 5.0 standard for I/O, it offers the ultimate one-socket server performance in a 2U form factor. The server is  for dense workloads that can take advantage of GPU processing and performance NVMe drives.

The SR655 V3 server is an agile offering, supporting 31 different drive bay configurations utilizing the front, middle and rear locations of the server. It also includes 6 different slot configurations at the rear of the server. This adds flexibility to ensure that user can configure the server exactly the way workload requires.

Combining performance and flexibility, the SR655 V3 server is a choice for enterprises. It offers a selection of drive and slot configurations and offers high performance features that industries such as finance, healthcare and telco need. Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) and high-efficiency design can improve user business environment and can help save operational costs.

About storage D1212 and D1224 enclosures
The storage D1212 and D1224 disk expansion enclosures offer 12Gb SAS DAS expansion capabilities that are designed to provide simplicity, speed, scalability, security, and HA for small to large businesses.

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

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(1) The total solution availability for this TPC-E benchmark result is May 24, 2023. See the details for this result at http://tpc.org/4093.
(2) ThinkSystem SR655 with one AMD EPYC 7763 64-core processor at 2.45GHz (1/64/128). Result details are from http://tpc.org/4089.
(3) HPE ProLiant DL345 Gen11 with one AMD EPYC 9654P 96-core processor at 2.4GHz (1/96/192). Result details are from http://tpc.org/4092.
(4) ThinkSystem SR860 V2 with 4 Intel Xeon Platinum 8380H processors at 2.90GHz (4/112/224) is the #1 4P TPC-E performance result and the #1 4P TPC-E price/performance result. Result details are from http://tpc.org/4087.
(5) ThinkSystem SR650 V3 with 2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8490H processors at 1.90GHz (2/120/240) is the #1 2P TPC-E performance result. Result details are from http://tpc.org/4091.
(6) ThinkSystem SR665 with 2 AMD EPYC 72F3 8-core processors at 3.70GHz (2/16/32) is the #1 overall TPC-E price/performance result and the #1 2P TPC-E price/performance result. Result details are from http://tpc.org/4090.