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Oracle and HP Set World Record Transaction Per Minute Mark, Again

Oracle and HP yesterday set a new world-record Transaction Processing Council (TPC-C) benchmark of 1,184,893.38 transactions per minute (tpmC) on a cluster of HP Integrity servers running Linux.

The record was achieved using Oracle Database 10g and HP Integrity rx5670 servers running Intel Itanium 2 processors and Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0. The announcement comes not long after the recent world record single-system scale-up benchmark announcement by Oracle and HP, which was the first result to surpass 1 million transactions per minute (tpmC) with the Transaction Processing Council's TPC-C benchmark.

According to HP, the Integrity rx5670 cluster achieved 1,184,893.38 tpmC with a price/performance ratio of $5.52/tpmC. The vendor says that result is more than 50 percent faster than the nearest competitive hardware vendor. The benchmark was completed on a 16-node cluster of four-way HP Integrity rx5670 servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 and Oracle Database 10g with Real Application Clusters. The cluster configuration used HP StorageWorks storage solutions including the Modular SAN Array 1000 with 18-GB, 36-GB and 146-GB drives.