We are using several p7 frames and VIO. We are consolidating all of our databases on six p7 frames to take advantage of CPU licensing and get rid of a pile of individual servers. So far no issues. Pete Barnett Database Technologies Lead Regence --- On Wed, 1/19/11, Allen, Brandon <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: From: Allen, Brandon <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: RE: Performance on IBM Power 7 To: "exriscer@xxxxxxxxx" <exriscer@xxxxxxxxx>, "Oracle Mailinglist" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 12:43 PM You might want to see this old thread I started on the same subject last year: http://www.freelists.org/post/oracle-l/Oracle-on-IBM-Power7 I upgraded from P5 to P7 about 6 months ago and performance has been great except that we are actually allocating less CPU to the primary database server now since we also implemented a standby as part of the same project and had to transfer some of the CPU license over there. With the decrease in CPU allocated to the primary DB server, concurrent activity slows down a bit during our weekly full backups, but other than that everything runs as fast or faster than on the old server. If you’re experiencing problems you might want to look into the TurboCore mode, or using Intelligent Threads technology to set it to just a single thread per core. We didn’t use either of those here – our performance was fine with the default multi-threading. Regards, Brandon From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of LS Cheng Has anyone experienced hardware upgrade from IBM P6 to IBM P7. Any performance issues. Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.