Oracle Press Release

Oracle Sets World Record SPECpower_ssj2008 Benchmark Result; Beats all Previously Published Results

Oracle® JRockit on PRIMERGY servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers Outperforms Competition with SPECpower_ssj2008 and Select SPECjbb2005 Benchmark Results

Redwood Shores, CA - March 16, 2009

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® JRockit Java Virtual Machine (JVM) on PRIMERGY servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers achieved world record performance on two industry benchmarks, the SPECpower_ssj2008 and the SPECjbb2005.
The world-record SPECpower_ssj2008 result, achieved with Oracle JRockit on a PRIMERGY server from Fujitsu Siemens Computers with an Intel® Xeon® processor,(1) outperformed all previous SPECpower_ssj2008 results,(2) showcasing that Oracle provides the leading energy-efficient, high-performance platform for Java.
The SPECpower_ssj2008 benchmark measures both server-side Java-based application performance and power. The SPECjbb2005 benchmark is an industry-standard measurement of server-side Java-based application performance.
Oracle JRockit combines 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, combines leading technology from Oracle and BEA to provide a comprehensive portfolio of Java runtime solutions that includes the industry’s fastest solution for standard Java.(3) Oracle JRockit 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.

World-Record Results on SPECpower_ssj2008

Setting the new world-record SPECpower_ssj2008 benchmark result and demonstrating superior performance per watt, Oracle JRockit on a PRIMERGY TX150 S6 server from Fujitsu Siemens Computers with one quad-core Intel Xeon L3360 2.83 GHz processor running Microsoft Windows 2008 achieved a Performance to Power ratio of 1,273 overall ssj_ops/watt.
SPECpower_ssj2008 (Java Server Benchmark), developed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, the first industry-standard benchmark that measures power consumption in relation to performance for server-class computers. SPECpower_ssj2008 reports power consumption for servers at different performance levels — from 100-percent to idle in 10-percent segments — over a set period of time. The graduated workload recognizes the fact that processing loads and power consumption on servers vary substantially over the course of days or weeks. To compute a power-performance metric across all levels, measured transaction throughputs for each segment are added together, then divided by the sum of the average power consumed for each segment. The result is a figure of merit called “overall ssj_ops/watt.”

Outperforms Competition in SPECjbb2005 Results

Setting a new SPECjbb2005 benchmark record for single-socket systems,(4) Oracle JRockit delivered 211,144 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, running on a PRIMERGY RX100 S5 server from Fujitsu Siemens Computers with a quad-core Intel Xeon X3380 3.16 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM and Microsoft Windows 2008.(5)
In a second test configuration, Oracle JRockit delivered 368,034 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, running on a PRIMERGY RX200 S4 server from Fujitsu Siemens Computers with two quad-core Intel Xeon X5470 3.33 GHz processors, 16 GB RAM and Microsoft Windows 2008.(6) This result delivered nearly seven percent more performance than a near identical configuration with IBM’s Java Virtual Machine(7) and set a new world record for dual-socket Intel Xeon systems.
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).

Supporting Quotes

“With environmental requirements and energy costs both on the rise, minimizing power while increasing performance is a growing concern for data centers worldwide,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “This world record benchmark result validates that Oracle JRockit on PRIMERGY servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers should be strongly considered by companies looking for a high-performance, energy-efficient platform for their business-critical Java applications.”
“By bringing together best-of-breed hardware and software, Oracle and Fujitsu Siemens Computers continue to demonstrate technically superior solutions and unrivaled value to our joint customers,” said Jens-Peter Seick, senior vice president, Enterprise Server Business, at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “These latest results are further proof of our combined strength in delivering high-performance and cost-efficient solutions to the market.”

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SPEC, SPECjbb and SPECpower are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of March 15, 2009, except where otherwise noted.
1. 1273 ssj_ops/watt, Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY TX150 S6, 1xIntel Xeon L3360, 4 GB RAM, Microsoft Windows 2008, Oracle JRockit 6 P28.0.0.
2. Compared to all results available on http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/power_ssj2008.html
3. SPECjbb2005 bops world record holder since April 2006 based on results available from http://www.spec.org/jbb2005/results/jbb2005.html.
4. Compared to all results available on http://www.spec.org/jbb2005/results/jbb2005.html
5. 211144 SPECjbb2005 bops, 105572 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY RX100 S5, 1xIntel Xeon X3380, 8 GB RAM, Microsoft Windows 2008, Oracle JRockit 6 P28.0.0. Submitted to SPEC for review.
6. 368034 SPECjbb2005 bops, 92009 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY RX200 S4, 2xIntel Xeon X5470, 16 GB RAM, Microsoft Windows 2008, Oracle JRockit 6 P28.0.0. Submitted to SPEC for review.
7. 344436 SPECjbb2005 bops, 86109 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, IBM System x3650, 2xIntel Xeon X5470, 16 GB RAM, Microsoft Windows 2003, IBM J9 1.6.0 sr3.

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