Benchmarking UNIX™ Systems
Performance Measurements for 62 UNIX Systems Edition September 1988
ACE Associated Computer Experts bv


1988
ELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBLISHERS   AMSTERDAM  NEW YORK  OXFORD  TOKYO

In this report the measurement results are presented of the ACE Benchmark Suite, run on a variety of UNIX based systems, ranging from personal computers, through workstations, to multi-processor superminis.
New versions of the report are published yearly. This 1988 edition of the report "Benchmarking UNIX Systems" contains the results for many new systems, besides some which were already present in the previous, September 1987 issue.
ACE carries out benchmark measurements on systems at a customer's request and produces a report, either confidential or for publication in this book. This is just one of our systems evaluation services; other evaluation services include numerous validation suites and general consultancy.
The sources of the ACE Benchmark Suite are also available as a product. To obtain more information on ACE's evaluation services or ACE Benchmark Suite source licences, please contact:
ACE Associated Computer Experts bv Van Eeghenstraat 100 1071 GL Amsterdam The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 6646416 Facsimile: +31 20 750389 Telex: 11702 (ace nl) E-mail: bench@ace.nl

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION   1
    1.1 Complexity  1
    1.2 ACE Guidelines    3
    1.3 Product Description    4
2. DIFFERENCES WITH THE 1987 EDITION   5
    2.1 New Sets  5
    2.2 Translations   5
    2.3 Order    6
    2.4 Suite Versions   6
    2.5 Command Completeness   6
    2.6 Migration Strategy   7
3. TEST DESCRIPTION    9
    3.1 The AIM Technology Package  9
    3.2 The BYTE Benchmarks   10
    3.3 The EUUG Package  12
    3.4 The UNPACK Set 14
    3.5 Programs from the NS16000 Set  15
    3.6 From the Philips Set  16
    3.7 The Rutherford Test  17
    3.8 The UNIQUE Set  18
    3.9 The ACE Tests   20
    3.10 The Dhrystone Test   20
4. RESULTS   22
    4.1 Signal Test  22
    4.2 Results Included   22
5. Bull   23
    5.1 The Bull Questar 700/30   23
    5.2 The Bull SPS 7/300  30
    5.3 The Bull SPS 9/800   38
6. Commodore   45
    6.1 The Commodore PC 60-40    45
7. Compaq    52
    7.1 The Compaq Deskpro 386/20 Model 130    52
8. Convergent Technologies    59
    8.1 The Convergent Technologies S/640    59
9. Cubix   67
    9.1 TheCUBIX/3   67
10. Digital Equipment Corporation   72
    10.1 The DEC VAX-11/750 with BSD 4.1   72
    10.2 The DEC VAX-11/750 with BSD 4.2   78
    10.3 The DEC VAX-11/750 with System V.2   84
    10.4 The DEC VAX-11/780 with BSD 4.2   90
    10.5 The DEC PDP-11/45   95
    10.6 The DEC Micro VAX-11   98
11. Dual   104
    11.1 The Dual Chaparral III  104
12. Gould  110
    12.1 The Gould NP1/110   110
    12.2 The Gould PowerNode 6040E   118
    12.3 The Gould PowerNode 9080   126
13. Harris   134
    13.1 The Harris HCX5  134
    13.2 The Harris HCX9  143
14. Hewlett & Packard   152
    14.1 The Hewlett & Packard HP 9000/319   152
    14.2 The Hewlett & Packard HP 9000/350   160
    14.3 The Hewlett & Packard HP 9000/825   168
    14.4 The Hewlett & Packard HP 9000/835   176
    14.5 The Hewlett & Packard HP 9000/840   184
    14.6 The Hewlett & Packard HP 9000/850   192
    14.7 The Hewlett & Packard HP 9000/550    200
15. ICL  206
    15.1 The ICL Clan 4   206
    15.2 The ICL Clan 5   213
    15.3 The ICL Clan 7   220
16. Kontron Elektronik    227
    16.1 The Kontron KSM 32/08   227
    16.2 The Kontron PSI 9068    233
17. Microproject   239
    17.1 The Microproject Unicorn-lOM with TAU 87.1   239
18. Motorola  248
    18.1 The Motorola MVMESYS121   248
19. Multihouse   254
    19.1 The Multihouse MP 32/024   254
20. Nixdorf Computer AG    261
    20.1 The Nixdorf Targon/31-10    261
    20.2 The Nixdorf Targon/31-50    268
21. Nokia Data Systems   275
    21.1 The Nokia Data S20 Model 42   275
22. Olivetti   284
    22.1 The Olivetti 3B1   284
    22.2 The Olivetti AT&T 3B2/300   290
    22.3 The Olivetti AT&T 3B2/400  295
    22.4 The Olivetti AT&T 3B2/600   301
    22.5 The Olivetti LSX 3020 B  307
23. Philips Data Systems   315
    23.1 The Philips P9070   315
    23.2 The Philips P9300   323
24. Philips I & E Division   331
    24.1 The Philips PG9000 with MC68010   337
    24.3 The Philips PMDS-II   345
25. Plessey   352
25.1 The Plessey Mantra  352
26. Prime   357
26.1 The Prime EXL316/800   357
26.2 The Prime EXL325/1600   365
27. Pyramid  373
    27.1 The Pyramid 9810   373
28. Schreiner Electronics  382
    28.1 The Schreiner Microdutch  382
29. Siemens AG   390
    29.1 The Siemens MX300/20  390
    29.2 The Siemens PC-MX2   398
30. Sony   403
    30.1 The Sony NWS-831   403
31. Sun   411
    31.1 TheSunl20-II   411
    31.2 The Sun 3/50  417
32. Tandem   423
    32.1 The Tandem LXN401   423
33. Texas Instruments 430
    33.1 The Texas Instruments S1300  430
    33.2 The Texas Instruments S1500 (1 CPU)   436
    33.3 The Texas Instruments S1500 (3 CPUs)  443
34. Xepix   450
    34.1 The XePIX Gator-L   450
APPENDICES
A. TRADEMARKS   A-1

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