New TPC-C Result for SQL Server 2005

This is great news - congratulations are in order to Dell for being the first to beat the $1 per tpmC threshold for TPC-C price/performance.  Yesterday Dell published a result of 38,622 tpmC with a price/performance of 0.99 $/tpmC.  Dell used SQL Server 2005 x64 Standard Edition running on an Intel dual-core Xeon CPU (Paxville).  This highlights both SQL Server 2005 performance and the TCO advantage of dual-core pricing model.  The best results from Oracle and DB2 are 1.81 and 1.61 $/tpmC, respectively.  (See the TPC-C Top Ten list