New rules for the SAP SD benchmark

SAP published new rules for the SAP SD benchmark in January. The changes as stated in this SAP FAQ document are somewhat fundamental, but reflect the reality. Two changes are especially important: All benchmarks now must use a Unicode codepage (at last … this brings an end to this non-unicode results submitted by our beloved competitors in x86) and the response time was halfed. Instead of 2 seconds response time only one second ist allowed now. I think the last change will result in substantially lower SAPS numbers for the systems.