The combination of Sun and Oracle blew away the existing benchmark records for PeopleSoft8 General Ledger. The benchmark achieved 20,964,360 Journal Lines per hour for PeopleSoft 8 General Ledger using a 24-way Sun Fire 6800 Midframe server and Oracle8 (the certified version with PeopleSoft 8) - more than double the nearest IBM result.
As impressive as the performance figure is, even more impressive is the availability demonstrated during a separate test. In this run, one of the system clocks was removed, in addition to half of the system interconnect, and portions of power and cooling. Even with these failures, there was no degradation of performance.