in a News archive http://www.redhat.com/about/news/arc...e-world-record RED HAT announce that
a new world-record 4-processor result on Linux on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. The results achieved were on the IBM System x3850 X5 running IBM DB2 9.7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP application Release 6.0. With more capabilities available in smaller systems and the option of integrated virtualization, enterprises can more flexibly and cost-effectively deploy leading enterprise applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the confidence of industry-leading performance

The new result beats the previous-best 4-processor result of 12,204 SAP SD benchmark users on Linux achieved by the HP ProLiant DL580 G7 running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
Why this announcement is wrong/bad/unfair

1 - Dis-similar Hard Ware.. IBM System x3850 X5 is a better HW then HP ProLiant DL580 G7
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/m.../x3850?lang=en

2 - Redhat used IBM DB2, which is better then MaxDB
http://database-management-software....m/db2/vs/maxdb

3 - Redhat is comparing RHEL 6(2012) which must be running newer kernel version then SLES 11 SP1(in 2011)

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Muhammad Sharfuddin