Single-chip Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 Server Sets Performance World Record on Java Benchmark


(As of Tuesday, 18 August 2009)

Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server running OpenSolaris 2009.06 and the latest version of Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) software (version 1.6.0_14 Performance Release) delivered the highest ever single-chip server result on the industry-standard measure of Java Virtual Machine (JVM) performance.

This result confirms the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server as one of the highest performing and most efficient platforms on the planet for deployment of secure Java-based B2B enterprise applications.


SPECjbb2005 benchmark emulates the design of real-world server-side Java applications and provides an accurate reflection of the business logic and objects, while stressing JVM implementation and the scalability of the system's processors and memory.


Competitive Comparisons Table Vs Single Chip IBM Systems

  Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 IBM System p 570 IBM System x3200 M2
Processor 1 x UltraSPARC T2 1 x POWER6 1 x Intel Xeon X3380
Performance (BOPS) 231,464 88,089 214,578
  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server equipped with one 1.6GHz UltraSPARC T2 processor obtained a single-chip world record result of 231,464 Business Operations per Second (bops).
  • This record-breaking result represents a real-world server-side Java application deployment scenario and demonstrates the optimized performance of Oracle's Sun software offerings. With a 20% performance boost over the previous 1.4GHz single chip result, the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server demonstrates outstanding scalability while allowing customers to easily expand their blades infrastructure via a simple in-chassis upgrade.
  • Compared to the IBM System p 570, equipped with 4.7GHz POWER6 processor and running AIX 5L v5.3 OS, the single-processor Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server delivers 2.6x better performance.
  • Compared to the IBM System x3200 M2, equipped with 3.16GHz Intel Xeon X3380 processors and running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition x64 OS, the single-processor Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server has 8% better performance.
  • Utilizing the latest releases of OpenSolaris 2009.06 and HotSpot software allows the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server to set a new standard for scalability by fully leveraging all 64 hardware threads available in the UltraSPARC T2 processor, while consuming only 520 watts of power on average.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Competitive data obtained from as of the date located next to the respective claim. See the Website for latest results. Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server (1 chip, 8 cores, 1.6GHz) 231,464 SPECjbb2005 bops, 28,933 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM. Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server power consumption taken from measurements made during the benchmark run. Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server (1 chip, 8 cores, 1.4GHz) 192,055 SPECjbb2005 bops, 24,007 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM. IBM System x3200 M2 (1 chip, 4 cores) 214,578 SPECjbb2005 bops, 107,289 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM. IBM System p 570 (1 chips, 2 cores) 88,089 SPECjbb2005 bops, 88,089 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM

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