Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Fusion Middleware Delivers Best-in-Class Dual Processor Result for Intel® Xeon® x7560 Platform with SPECjAppServer2004 Benchmark

Oracle WebLogic Server Running on Dell PowerEdge R810 Server Achieves Winning Result

Redwood Shores, Calif. – June 9, 2010

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, together with Oracle Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Enterprise Linux, running on a Dell PowerEdge R810 rack server, achieved a best-in-class, dual processor result for the Intel® Xeon® x7560 platform and the best performance per processor of any result ever published with the SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark(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

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g delivered 5,739.17 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second). The Java application server was running on a two-processor Dell PowerEdge R810 server with the Intel® Xeon® X7560 2.26 GHz processor. Oracle Database 11g was running on a similar hardware configuration. Both application server and database server were running Oracle Enterprise Linux.
The Dell PowerEdge R810 is best suited for customers looking to reduce costs and streamline IT operations through virtualization. This is a unique four socket system in a high density 2U chassis. Advances in exclusive Dell memory management – FlexMem Bridge – enable the system to handle two and four socket workloads with full memory access.
For the past decade, Oracle has consistently published record-setting application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms(7).

Supporting Quotes

"Oracle WebLogic Server is the best application server for building and deploying enterprise Java EE applications,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “This benchmark result is further proof of its superior performance in real-world environments.”
“With our latest generation of PowerEdge servers we’re focused on delivering the right balance of performance, scalability and reliability,” said Sally Stevens, vice president of Platform Marketing, Dell. “Our latest PowerEdge servers provide a balanced architecture and unique features such as FlexMem Bridge technology, helping customers save time and money while providing superior performance.”

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SPEC, SPECjAppServer are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of June 8, 2010:
(1) Oracle Web Logic Server running on a two-processor Dell PowerEdge R810 server with eight core Intel Xeon X7560 2.26 GHz processors, 5,739.17SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (Best performance per processor @ 2869.58 JOPs per processor).
(2) Oracle WebLogic Server on five-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 cluster each with four quad-core UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.6 GHz processors, 28,648.74SPECjAppServer2004JOPS@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 a four-socket Dell PowerEdge R910 server with Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 (8-Core, 2.27 GHz, 24MB L3 cache, 6.4GT/s QPI), 11,057.07 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@ Standard. (World Record SPECjAppServer2004 single node result)
(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).
(7a) 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.
(7b) 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).
(7c) 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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