Lenovo has announced 42 new world record benchmarks for the ThinkSystem server portfolio, integrated with the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, according to benchmark organizations. The ThinkSystem portfolio of solutions is engineered to help customers reduce complexity and tackle their most challenging workloads. The new ThinkSystem portfolio brings the gold-standard for the industry under a single unified brand spanning servers, storage and networking systems. The ThinkSystem portfolio can adapt to changing IT needs while reducing complexity and cost.
Lenovo’s latest server portfolio includes 14 highly configurable servers across rack and tower, mission critical, dense and blade platforms, as well as new hyper-scale system designs, all of which streamline IT infrastructure and lead to increased service levels in the data center that tie directly to business growth. Additionally, customers can choose between different technologies and scale technology as workloads change. Lenovo engineered the ThinkSystem portfolio to work seamlessly with an organization’s previous investments, without the need to completely re-architect the data center.
The TPC-E benchmark uses a database to model a brokerage firm with customers who generate online transaction processing (OLTP) transactions related to trades, account inquiries, and market research. Lenovo is the first to break the $100 USD/transaction per second per E benchmark (tpsE) price barrier on TPC-E, with $93.48 USD/tpsE2, 16% lower than the previous low of $111.65 USD/tpsE3. Lenovo also achieved the highest TPC-E performance for any 2-socket system with 6,598.36 tpsE2.
In addition to the TPC-E WR’s on the SR650, Lenovo also achieved a TPC-H world record on the SR950. The TPC Benchmark H (TPC-H) is a decision support benchmark. This benchmark illustrates decision support systems that examine large volumes of data, execute queries with a high degree of complexity, and give answers to critical business questions. Lenovo has published the best performance result ever on the non-clustered TPC-H benchmark @10,000GB scale. The ThinkSystem SR950 server achieved the following score: 1,336,109.6 QphH @10,000GB (queries per hour H) at $0.92 USD / QphH @10,000GB.
Lenovo has also demonstrated success to aid financial market customers, delivering 26 STAC-M3 world record benchmarks on the ThinkSystem SR950 and ThinkSystem SR650. The STAC-M3 benchmarks measure challenging workloads in time-series analytics. The ThinkSystem SR950 set world records in 9 of the 15 required, and two of the optional STAC-M3 ‘big-memory’ Shasta benchmarks. One of these results was over 2x higher than prior scores in the STAC-M3 Shasta benchmark4.
The ThinkSystem SR650 also set world records in 15 of 17 mean response time benchmarks when running the STAC-M3 Antuco benchmark suite, compared to previous publicly reported results for single-node 2 socket servers running the Kx Systems kdb+ database. The STAC-M3 benchmark reports for the SR950 and SR650 are publicly available. The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 has set a new single node 2-socket performance world record with the SPECmpiM_base2007 metric from the MPI M2007 suite of the SPEC MPI 2007 Benchmark.
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