SQL2012EE on Win2K8R2 active-passive 128GB RAM single 6-core E5-2640 @ 2.5 GHz on Dell R720 runs at:
- Transaction/sec: 13800 peak, 1600 average excluding peaks.
- 1170 Batches/sec peak, otherwise between 100 and 800 per monitored minute.
- 15 peak active sessions, 3/minute normal average.
- 12MB/sec peak Physical IO, 1MB/sec average otherwise.
- Page life expectancy 300,000.
- 500 Log Flushes/sec peak, 350 average.
- 58% CPU Utilization max for 1 minute in every 10, otherwise under 10%.
Specifications for the machine courtesy of Glenn Berry's excellent blog posts.