Supermicro records world first TPCx-HCI benchmark result

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Super Micro Computer (SMCI) has revealed the published TPCx-HCI benchmark result, with a measured performance of 4,790.18 tpsHCI at $49.60/tpsHCI.

Working with AMD and VMware, Supermicro, a specialist in high-performance computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, used 3rd Generation AMD EPYC processor-based servers and VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 2, to set a world record and demonstrate an industry-leading performance for computational-intensive workloads for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) environments.

"The TPCx-HCI benchmark showcases a total IT solution for HCI workloads and reflects the fastest and most cost-effective solution for environments where a vast number of virtual machines are required," said Raju Penumatcha, SVP, and chief product officer, Supermicro. "Supermicro is committed to delivering industry-leading solutions based on collaborative work with AMD and VMware to give our customers total solutions based on the industry's broadest portfolio of Hyperconverged products including BigTwin, FatTwin, SuperBlade, and others that are tuned and optimised to perform under the most demanding workloads."

The cluster ran on four Supermicro WIO A+ Servers (model AS -1114S-WN10RT), each with one AMD EPYC 7713 processor and 1TB of main memory. Overall, in the cluster, the processors had a total of 256 cores, with simultaneous multithreading enabled for a total of 512 threads. The VMs ran the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 operating system and PostgreSQL 10.6 database management system (DBMS).

TPC Express Benchmark HCI (TPCx-HCI) was developed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) for measuring the performance of HCI.

The benchmark measures the performance of HCI clusters under a demanding database workload and stresses the virtualised hardware and software of converged storage, networking, and compute resources of the HCI platform.