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SAP Power Benchmarks

Today's hardware and software choices are made using a discriminating and increasingly sustainability-oriented set of criteria – decisions are no longer based on performance aspects alone. 

With the help of the SAP power benchmarks, customers and partners can now take energy consumption into account when determining the appropriate hardware configuration for their IT landscapes.

The SAP power benchmarks demonstrate how SAP system configurations can be optimized for power consumption while continuing to deliver performance.

Benchmark Types

  • SAP system power benchmark – The purpose of this benchmark is to show the power consumption of an entire SAP system, i.e. the power consumption of the server(s), the storage and the network to connect them.
  • SAP server power benchmark – The SAP server power benchmark provides information about the power consumed by the server(s) in an SAP system environment. This encompasses CPU, memory and, in the case of a three-tier setup, the power consumed by the network connections between the servers, excluding the storage.

The key figure of this benchmark is the power efficiency indicator watts/kSAPS.

For information on the benchmark definition, the measurement methodology, the load and run rules, and further details refer to the SAP power benchmark specification.

The SAP server power benchmark has a fixed, SD-based load profile. The high-load phases (between 15-20 min) of the following load levels are included in the measurement:

0% (active idle), 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 65%, 80%, 100%

While system-side power management activities are permitted, manual interference with the system during or between high load phases is prohibited.

The following actions are simulated in each load phase:

  • 0. Logon
  • 1. Main screen
  • 2. Call /nVA01 (Create customer order) (Posts goods issue)
  • 3. First screen
  • 4. Second screen (with five items)
  • 5. Choose Save
  • 6. Call /nVL01N (Create a delivery)
  • 7. First screen
  • 8. Choose Save
  • 9. Call /nVA03 (Display customer order)
  • 10. Choose Enter
  • 11. Call /nVL02n (Change delivery)
  • 12. Choose [F20]
  • 13. Call /nVA05 (List orders)
  • 14. Choose Enter
  • 15. Call /nVF01 (Create invoice)
  • 16. Choose Save
  • 17. Call /nend
  • 18. Confirm log off

Benchmark Results Table SAP Server Power (2-tier)

Date of Certification

(mm/dd/yyyy)
Technology Partner Power Efficiency Indicator - Server (watts/kilo SAPS) Average throughput over all loadlevels (SAPS) Operating System - Release RDBMS - Release SAP Business Software Suite Software Server Segmentation Central Server Central Server Memory (GB) Certification Number
03/31/2016 Fujitsu 4.27 48710 Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition SQL Server 2012 SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

 

Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2540 M2 512 2016005
10/16/2014 Fujitsu 5.74 36930 Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition SQL Server 2012 SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

 

Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2540 M1 256 2014036
09/10/2013 Fujitsu 7.46 19340 Windows Server 2012 Standard Enterprise Edition SQL Server 2012 SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

 

Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S8 128 2013023
03/06/2012 Fujitsu 10.5 15480 Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition SQL Server 2008 SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0

 

Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S7 128 2012007
02/14/2011 Fujitsu 18.3 11810 Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition SQL Server 2008 SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0

 

Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S6 72 2011008
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