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Syn~ Scalability Benchmark

Summary

This document describes an exercise to measure the scalability and performance of the Syn~Settlements application upon a Linux/HP platform. The results recorded include:

~ demonstrated scalability consistent with a linear model;
~ peak throughput of the scalable system at 77K trades per hour;
~ demonstrated efficacy of quad-core processor architectures as a means of scaling the database tier;
~ maximum throughput recorded on six CPUs was 105k trades per hour.