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 x®3850 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 x®3850 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