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Sep 20, 1999, 01:31 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bradford L. Barrett)

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Linux Today reader Bradford L. Barrett writes:

"Thought others might be interested in this, regarding the recent claim by Siemens that Linux produced the highest SD Benchmark results to date on Intel hardware. I had mentioned the news article to several Windows users and was pointed to an older article by Siemens that showed an NT server that was actually benchmarked slightly faster (245 SD users as opposed to the 241 that Linux acheived).

"I contacted Fred [Mobach], as he had actually contacted Siemens, and had received the certified results (which were posted on Linux Today recently), and he pointed me in the direction of Mr. Hecht at Siemens. According to Mr. Hecht, Linux has indeed the fastest results to date, as the previous benchmark was done on V3.1, while the Linux tests were performed on V4.0.. And according to him, V4.0 is typically up to 30% slower than V3.1 on the same hardware.

"This is indeed the verification I was looking for and clarifies the point greatly. Below is Mr. Hechts' response:"

Forwarded Message ------------------
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 10:50:26 +0200
From: Hecht Michael @wdf.siemens.de
To: Bradford L. Barrett @mrunix.net
Subject: Linux-Benchmark, your questions

Dear Mr. Barrett,

unfortunately the R/3 benchmark site from IDEAS International is sortet only by the number of SD benchmark users and not sorted by R/3 release. The benchmark you mentioned with 245 SD users on NT was performed with R/3 release 3.1, so you can´t compare this result with a benchmark with release 4.0. With release 4.0 on the same hardware you will get up to 30% less SD bench users! Therefore the statement is correct that our Linux bench reached the highest number of SD benchmark users on a 4-way Intel system.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

kind regards

Michael Hecht
Manager Sales Support
Siemens SAP Competence Center Walldorf
For R/3 server information please visit our homepages:
Internet: http://www.siemens.de/sap
Intranet: http://extranet.siemens.de/sap

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