Oracle Press Release

Oracle Delivers World Record Java Virtual Machine Performance Result for a Four Socket Intel-Based System on SPECjbb2005 Benchmarks

Oracle® JRockit on Dell Outperforms Best Sun JVM Results on Near-Identical Benchmark Configurations in Two SPECjbb2005 Benchmarks

Redwood Shores, CA - March 16, 2009

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® JRockit Java Virtual Machine (JVM) achieved record performance for a four socket Intel-based system on two SPECjbb2005 benchmarks,(1,2) an industry-standard measurement of server side Java-based application performance.
Both results, achieved on Dell PowerEdge R900 servers with Intel Xeon processors, beat similarly configured Sun JVM SPECjbb2005 benchmark results; demonstrating the superior performance capabilities of Java-based applications running on Oracle Fusion Middleware.(3,4)
Oracle JRockit integrates technology from Oracle Fusion Middleware and BEA Systems and illustrates the rapid progress that Oracle is making in combining industry-leading technologies from the two companies into a unified product offering.
The Oracle JRockit family of products, a key component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, provides a comprehensive portfolio of Java runtime solutions that includes the industry's fastest solution for standard Java. (5) Oracle JRockit JVM is a high performance Java Virtual Machine developed to help ensure reliability, scalability, manageability and flexibility for Java applications. Oracle JRockit enables a new level of performance for Java applications at significantly lower costs to the enterprise.
SPECjbb2005 (Java Server Benchmark), developed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, is a benchmark for evaluating the performance of server side Java. SPECjbb2005 evaluates the performance of server side Java by emulating a three-tier client/server system, with emphasis on the middle tier. The benchmark exercises the implementations of the JVM (Java Virtual Machine), JIT (Just-In-Time) compiler, garbage collection, threads and some aspects of the operating system. It also measures the performance of CPUs, caches, memory hierarchy and the scalability of shared memory processors (SMPs).

Record Breaking Results

Setting a new SPECjbb2005 benchmark record for a four socket Intel-based system, (6) Oracle JRockit delivered 628,291 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, running on a Dell PowerEdge R900 four socket server with six-core Intel® Xeon® x7460 2.67 GHz processors, 64 GB RAM and Microsoft Windows 2003. The result delivered more than 18 percent higher performance than a near identical configuration with Sun’s Java Virtual Machine.
In a second test configuration, Oracle JRockit delivered 537,116 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, running on a Dell PowerEdge R900 server with four quad-core Intel Xeon x7350 2.93 GHz processors, 64 GB RAM and Microsoft Windows 2003. This result delivered almost 16 percent more performance than a near identical configuration with Sun’s Java Virtual Machine.

Supporting Quotes

“This latest set of benchmark results further demonstrates the unrivaled performance of Oracle JRockit and how we are working to provide our customers superior results on their hardware platform of choice,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “Oracle JRockit continues to beat the competition hands down, delivering a new level of reliability, scalability, manageability and flexibility for Java applications.”
“This benchmark result undeniably illustrates that Dell PowerEdge servers are a superior business computing platform for customers running Oracle software,” said Sally Stevens, director, Enterprise PG Platform Marketing. “Dell works closely with Oracle and Intel to integrate our PowerEdge servers with software like Oracle JRockit to help customers get the most power out of their critical Java applications.”
“Together with Oracle, Intel has a long track record of optimizing Java performance and helping increase business value for our joint customers," said Doug Fisher, vice president, Intel Software and Services Group and general manager, Systems Software Division. "These results demonstrate the leadership of the Intel® Xeon® 7400 series platform in Java performance and are yet another example of how great teamwork provides value to our joint customers."

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SPEC, SPECjbb are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of March 15, 2009, except where otherwise noted.
1. 628291 SPECjbb2005 bops, 157073 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, Dell PowerEdge R900, 4x Intel Xeon X7460, 64 GB RAM, Microsoft Windows 2003, Oracle JRockit 6 P28.0.0.
2. 537116 SPECjbb2005 bops, 67140 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, Dell PowerEdge R900, 4x Intel Xeon X7350, 64 GB RAM, Microsoft Windows 2003, Oracle JRockit 6 P28.0.0.
3. 531669 SPECjbb2005 bops, 132917 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, Sun Fire X4450, 4x Intel Xeon X7460, 64 GB RAM, Sun Solaris 10, Sun HotSpot 1.6.0_06 Performance Release
4. 464355 SPECjbb2005 bops, 58044 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, Sun Fire X4450, 4x Intel Xeon X7350, 64 GB RAM, Sun Solaris 10, Sun HotSpot 1.6.0_06 Performance Release
5. SPECjbb2005 bops world record holder since April 2006 based on results available from http://www.spec.org/jbb2005/results/jbb2005.html.
6. Compared to all results available on http://www.spec.org/jbb2005/results/jbb2005.html

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