Lenovo Delivers Top Result on SAP BW–EML Standard Application Benchmark

Leveraging its partnership with SAP as well as its technology innovation in support of the SAP HANA platform, Lenovo announced its Lenovo System x3850 X6 has achieved an industry-leading result on the SAP Business Warehouse-Enhanced Mixed Load (SAP BW-EML) standard application benchmark.

The Lenovo x3850 X6 achieved a record load of 1,542,060 ad hoc navigation steps per hour on the benchmark, more than 10 times better than the previously published winning results.

The SAP BW-EML standard application benchmark measures performance in a real-time, data-warehouse environment running SAP software. According to Lenovo, this new benchmark result demonstrates that the Lenovo System x3850 X6 solution for SAP HANA offers near-linear scalability. By simply adding more nodes to the existing infrastructure, enterprise IT solutions can expand memory capacity for SAP HANA and benefit from extremely fast response times for analytical workloads and business queries.

The modular approach of the Lenovo System x3850 X6, says Lenovo, enables customers to invest in a workload-optimized solution for SAP HANA that enables infrastructure growth as the software environment grows, eliminating the need for the SAN storage that often is required in other vendors’ solutions. The Lenovo System x3850 X6 solution for SAP HANA also comes with built-in high availability and synchronous disaster-recovery capabilities using IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) software.

The 1,542,060 ad hoc navigation steps per hour result was achieved at the 1-billion row scale factor on the Lenovo System x3850 X6-based appliance cluster of 7 nodes, each configured with four Intel Xeon E7-4880 v2 family processors with 60 cores and 120 threads, and 1TB memory, running SAP HANA 1.0, the SAP NetWeaver technology platform 7.4, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and Lenovo GPFS FPO on local disks.

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