IBM PowerLinux solutions deliver up to 41% lower acquisition costs than x86 Linux with VMware
Two PowerLinux 7R2 servers: 2 socket, 16-core, IBM POWER7 4.2 GHz, PowerVM 2.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, comparable memory, storage, NICs
Three HP DL 380p G8 servers: 2 socket, 16-core, Intel Xeon E5-2690 2.9 GHz, VMware vSphere Enterprise 5.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, comparable memory, storage, NICs
Average sustained utilization assumptions of 47% for the PowerLinux 7R2 with PowerVM as the virtualization technology vs. 35% for HP DL 380p G8 with VMware vSphere Enterprise 5.1 as the virtualization technology.
The IBM PowerLinux 7R2 servers were configured with SMT4 enabled. The HP DL380p G8 servers were configured with Intel Hyperthreading enabled. Results may not be typical and will vary based on actual configuration, applications, and other variables in a production environment. Public Internet pricing was used for the x86-based solution. IBM eConfig was used for the IBM solution. Customers should not adapt any performance numbers to their own environments as system performance standards. Users should verify the applicable data for their specific environment.