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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Delivers Best-in-Class Single Node Result for New Intel® Xeon® x5680 Platform with SPECjAppServer2004 Benchmark

Oracle WebLogic Server Running on Cisco Unified Computing System C250 M2 Extended Memory Rack-Mount Server Delivers Outstanding Result

Redwood Shores, Calif – March 16, 2010

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Enterprise Linux, running on a Cisco Unified Computing System C250 M2 Extended Memory Rack-Mount Server with two, six-core Intel® Xeon® X5680 3.33 GHz processors achieved 5,185.45 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second), representing a best-in-class, single-node result for this platform and the best performance per processor of any result ever published(1).
This achievement adds to Oracle WebLogic Server’s current SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark records including world record results in multi-node(2); dual-node(3); and single-node(4) categories; the highest performance ever achieved running a clustered database(5) and the highest performance per core(6) of any result ever published.

Benchmark Details

The Java application servers were running on a Cisco Unified Computing System C250 M2 Extended Memory Rack-Mount Server with two, six-core Intel Xeon X5680 3.33 GHz processors. Oracle Database 11g Release 2 was running on an identical hardware configuration. Both application servers and database servers were running Oracle Enterprise Linux.
For more than eight years, Oracle has submitted record-setting application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms. Oracle is the performance and price/performance leader in multiple SPECjAppServer 2001(7) and SPECjAppServer2002(8) benchmark categories and also holds the world records for best performance and price/performance in the Ecperf(9) benchmark of J2EE application servers reported in July 2002.
SPECjAppServer2004 is a multi-tier benchmark for measuring the performance of a representative J2EE application and each of the components that make up the application environment, including hardware, application server software, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers and the system network. For more information, visit http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2004/.

Supporting Quote

“Oracle WebLogic Server has a track record of delivering stellar benchmark results, providing proof that it is the application server of choice when applications and services need outstanding performance,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.

Supporting Resources

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SPEC, SPECjAppServer are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of March 15, 2010:
(1) Oracle Web Logic Server running on a Cisco C250 M2 Rackmount Server with two, six core Intel Xeon X5680 3.33 GHz processors, 5,185.45 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.
(2) Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R 3 on 17 HP Integrity BL870c server blades, each with four dual-core Intel® Itanium® 1.6 GHz processors, (136 cores), 28,463 SPECjAppServer2004JOPS@Standard (World Record Multi Node).
(3) Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition Release 10.3 on Dell PowerEdge R610, 7,311.50 SPECjAppServer2004JOPS@Standard (World Record Dual Node).
(4) Oracle Web Logic Server on HP ProLiant DL785 G6 server with eight Six-Core AMD Opteron 8439 SE 2.8 GHz processors , 9,455.17 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (World Record Single Node).
(5) Oracle WebLogic Server on HP ProLiant BL460c G6 server blades, 11,067.68 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (best clustered database result).
(6) Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3 on Dell PowerEdge 610 with two-socket Intel® Xeon® x5570 quad-core 2.93 GHz processor, 3,975 SPECjAppServer2004JOPS@Standard (best JOPS per core @ 497 JOPS per core).

(7) Sun Microsystems SunFire V1280 with Oracle9i Application Server, 521.86Bops/min@Std, $1,133.64/BBops (Best performance SPECjAppServer 2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9i AS Release 2 Standard Edition on HP ProLiant DL360, 183.33 BBops/min@Std, $325.13/BBops (Best price performance SPECjAppServer2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP rp8400 Cluster, 2,529.10 BBops, $1342.74/Bbops (Best performance SPECjAppServer2001 MultipleNode category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP ProLiant ML530G2 Cluster, 558.85 BBops/min@Std, $389.66/BBops (Best price performance SPECjAppServer2001MultipleNode category). Source: http://www.spec.org. For more information regarding SPECjAppServer2001 results, please visit: http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2001/results/jAppServer2001.html.

(8) Fujitsu-Siemens Computers' PRIMEPOWER 450/2500, Oracle Application Server 10g: 5,991.73 TOPS@MultipleNode, 654.20 Euros TOPS@MultipleNode (Best Overall Performance Result, SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark).

(9) Sun Fire 3800 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 61,862.77 BBops/min@Std, $28/BBops (Best Overall Performance, ECperf benchmark). HP DL360G2 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 24,639.37 BBops/min@Std, $5/BBops (Best Overall price/performance, ECperf benchmark). For more information regarding ECperf benchmark results, please visit: http://web.archive.org/web/20050306014256/ecperf.theserverside.com/ecperf/index.jsp?page=results/performance.

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