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SQL Server 2008 R2! RTM with AMD Opteron 6000 delivers “real value” to database market

“Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2! RTM combined with AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform delivers “real value” to database market,” says John Fruehe of AMD….” “When we introduced AMD Opteron 6100 series processor (codenamed “Magny-Cours”), we brought a new level of value to market. By making 2P capable processors also capable of supporting 4P systems, we eliminated “4P tax,” and everyone assumed that when we talked about value, we were speaking only to 4P space. But in reality, 2P market has plenty of new value being delivered as well. A great example of this value is HP ProLiant DL385 G7, 2U powerhouse, provides superior price/performance for On-Line Transaction Processing with SQL Server. In fact, HP recently posted an industry leading TPC-E benchmark, which’s commonly used to evaluate performance for OLTP environments: System: HP ProLiant DL385G7; Throughput: 887.38 Price/Performance: $296 USD per tpsE; Total System Cost: $262,023USD (as tested); Database Software: SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition; Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition; Server Processors: 2/AMD /AMD Opteron processor Model 6176 SE. These results highlight significant value as cost per tpsE for this configuration is currently the best in industry. This result demonstrates strength of HP platform when combined with AMD Opteron 6100 and SQL Server 2008 R2,” noted John.

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