News: January 1, 2009 marks a date of change for the ERP Benchmarks, most notably the SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) benchmark (2-tier, 3-tier, and SD Parallel). This also affects the SAP hardware certification. Read the FAQ about these changes.
The AddOn Technology Center for SAP - called AddOn TCS - was founded in 1995. Since that time the AddOn TCS has intensively collaborated on the success of the SAP Solutions on MS Windows.
The customers benefit accessing these web pages is to get information which hardware platforms are certified for SAP solutions on MS Windows. The certification of these hardware platforms is the basis for receiving support from SAP.
WHO HAS TO REQUEST FOR CERTIFYING HARDWARE?
The hardware vendors, which are partners of SAP, are requesting a certification of their platforms at the AddOn TCS or are carrying out the certification by themselves. In the second case AddOn is collecting the results and all the configuration information and awards certification after SAP has certified the benchmark. The AddOn TCS is publishing the Results of certifications on the www.saponwin.com web page.
DEFINITION OF PLATFORM
A hardware platform is defined by the Platform Family (e.g. x86 Family 6 for Pentium II and III), the components that enable the data transfer between processor, memory and I/O (e.g. Intel BX) and the main I/O controller. This includes the chip set and the corresponding chip set extensions that are applied e.g. to implement 8-processor systems. All other components are understood as so called non-critical components and are not content of the certification.
WHAT DO CUSTOMERS HAVE TO DO?
Nothing! It is in the responsibility of the hardware vendors to get their hardware certified.