Breakthrough TPC-C Results with 768GB of HyperCloud

Feb 28, 2013

HyperCloud Memory helps break the 1 million transaction per minute barrier in Virtualized x86-64 Benchmark Performance

As discussed in previous entries, HyperCloud HCDIMMs provide the highest throughput possible when servers are fully populated with 24 DIMMs in three DIMMs per channel configurations. This superior performance has been showcased by IBM and the Transaction Processing Performance Council in a record setting benchmark. An IBM System x3650 M4 with 768GB of Netlist 32GB HCDIMMs has achieved an industry milestone for virtualized x86-64 benchmark performance by breaking the barrier of 1 million transactions per minute. The IBM publication can be accessed at

According to IBM, "The TPC-C benchmark, which involves multiple transaction types and a complex database and overall execution structure, demonstrates IBM’s leadership in successfully running demanding workloads in a virtualized environment. It also proves that the latest hypervisor technology available in KVM provides an opportunity for increased customer cost savings through server consolidation, without sacrificing system efficiency or performance. The very low $0.51 USD / tpmC price point further demonstrates that running an enterprise level workload in a virtualized environment can be done on standard hardware at a cost equivalent to non-virtualized configurations."

"IBM achieved this ground-breaking result using the combined power of IBM System x3650 M4 server, DB2 9.7, and the latest Intel Xeon E5 processor technology. The x3650 M4 server reached over 1.3 million tpmC (transactions per minute C), using DB2 9.7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 and Kernelbased Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. Its configuration included two Intel Xeon E5-2690 processors at 2.9 GHz with 20 MB L3 cache per processor (2 chips/16 cores/32 threads), and 24 Netlist 32 GB HyperCloud HCDIMMs."

The TPC-C results can be accessed at

As demand for high density memory continues to increase, HyperCloud HCDIMMs allows servers to operate at their peak potential, increasing performance in applications such as On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP), virtualization, big data, electronic design automation, financial services, oil & gas, aerospace and automotive. Companies can improve their return on investment significantly by increasing their server memory density with HyperCloud.

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