It’s not unusual to see a new server appear on the SAP® Standard Application Benchmarks directory and have it outperform earlier servers. When the Dell™ PowerEdge™ R760 server showed up on that list recently, however, its superior performance caught our attention. Not only does the two-socket PowerEdge R760 server outperform all other two-socket servers, but it also outperforms four-socket and eight-socket servers that have twice or four times the number of processors.1 Some of this can be explained by the fact that the PowerEdge R760 server is using the latest 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, whereas the four-socket and eight-socket servers are using 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. But even when we compared the results to other 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor–powered server results, such as for the two-socket Fujitsu® PRIMERGY® RX2540 M7 server, the Dell™ system still came out ahead.
SAP HANA® users who are considering upgrading or expanding their server infrastructure are keenly interested in getting the best available performance, so Prowess Consulting decided to take a closer look at these results. The analysis in this report should prove useful in SAP HANA users’ server-selection process.