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Linux: Tops in TPC-H Benchmark

May 15, 2001, 20:00 (13 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Mohammad Bahathir Hashim for this link. ]

The Transaction Processing Performance Council runs periodic benchmarks measuring database throughput. This month, an SGI machine running Linux and IBM's DB2 took top honors in the 100GB field, topping Windows 2000. Our contributor tells us this is a first.

It's fair to note that the last Win2K figures for that class were submitted in December of last year, and as with any benchmark, a quick visit to the FAQ is always in order to learn how the numbers are gathered and interact with the real world.

It's also fair to note that the availability of the SGI machine in question is late October of this year.

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