So, what is it really like to move a workload from RISC to Intel-based platform?  Here is a very simplified example of SAP ERP 6.0 and IBM DB2 running on a legacy Sun SPARC platform migrated to RHEL with IBM System x3650 M2 with Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. 


We believe the exercise described in the paper applies to various instances of SAP not just limited to the version this experiment used.