Red Hat Enterprise Linux: No Data Is Too Extreme

October 29, 2013

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team

As a company, Red Hat strives to be an IT leader and a trendsetter. From the server room to the cloud, Red Hat provides the technology and expertise to meet the demanding business computing needs of today as well as identify and prepare for solving tomorrow’s most extreme challenges.

As a testament to Red Hat’s continued innovation, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux team is pleased to announce that longtime Red Hat partner Hitachi, a leading global social innovation company with headquarters in Tokyo, has chosen Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for the largest TPC-H database benchmark ever published at a scale factor of 100 Terabytes (100,000 Gigabytes). Running on Hitachi’s BladeSymphony BS2000 hardware and using Hitachi Advanced Data Binder database(1), Red Hat Enterprise Linux played an integral role in the first ever TPC-H result at the 100TB scale factor (2). The TPC-H benchmark measures decision support performance using a suite of business-oriented ad hoc queries and concurrent data modifications. For more than six years, the largest TPC-H benchmark publication remained at the 30,000 Gigabytes (30 Terabytes) scale factor, a milestone that Hitachi and Red Hat have now surpassed.

This latest achievement joins a growing list of extreme data benchmarks and world records recently set running  Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including:

Each of these results has pushed the boundaries of modern computing in their respective areas. The range and scale of these records, set with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, attest to the fact that these were not one-off projects done purely to showcase theoretic computing limits. As a collective, these records show what Red Hat Enterprise Linux has the capability, and that the platform is ready, to meet extreme data challenges, from online transaction processing (OLTP) and big data to clustering and virtualization. With a vast and experienced partner ecosystem, strong industry expertise and the drive to break new ground in the IT world, there is no data too extreme for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

TPC-H and TPC-C are trademarks of the Transaction Performance Processing Council (TPC). More info http://www.tpc.org/. Results as of October 22, 2013.

(1) Hitachi Advanced Data Binder database was developed as an outcome of the research project "Development of the fastest database engine for the era of very large database, and Experiment and evaluation of strategic social services enabled by the database engine" led by principle investigator Prof. Masaru Kitsuregawa, University of Tokyo and supported by the Japanese Cabinet Office's Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology.

(2) Hitachi BladeSymphony BS2000 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (4 nodes with total of 32 sockets/320 cores/640 threads) 82,678 QphH@100,000GB, 18,911.98 JPY per QphH@100000GB, available 10/20/13.

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