Oracle Press Release

Oracle Achieves World Record Two Processor Result with SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark

Oracle x86 Servers Leverage New Intel® Xeon® E5 Processor for Exceptional Performance

Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 10, 2012

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced that Oracle WebLogic Server, a part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, and the #1 application server, achieved a world record result for a two processor system with the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark(1).
Oracle WebLogic Server was running on Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 servers, together with Oracle Linux and Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
With 8,310.19 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (Enterprise Operations Per Second), this benchmark result delivers the highest EjOPS per core and per processor of any result ever published with the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.

Benchmark Details

Oracle’s record-setting configuration delivers 53 percent improvement upon the previous best two processor result and showcases the performance of Sun Fire x86 servers, based on new Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, running Oracle software across multiple tiers(2).
At the application tier, the compact Sun Fire X4170 M3 server equipped with two new Intel Xeon E5-2690 2.9 GHz processors and running Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Linux delivered more than double the performance of IBM’s 2-socket servers based on either x86 or POWER architectures that were running WebSphere Application server software (3).
At the database tier, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on a new 2-socket Sun Fire X4270 M3 server configured with Sun Storage 2540 M2 Arrays outperforms IBM’s DB2 database deployed on either IBM x3850 X5 or PS701 servers (3).
In addition to this record setting result, Oracle WebLogic Server continues to hold the overall world record (4) and the best dual-node (5) benchmark results with the SPECjEnterprise 2010 benchmark.
SPECjEnterprise2010 is a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)-based industry standard benchmark, which tests an end-to-end technology infrastructure that includes server hardware, Java Virtual Machine (JVM), database, operating system, storage and network subsystems.
For the past decade, Oracle has consistently produced record-setting Java application server benchmarks across a broad range of hardware architectures and operating systems (6,7). For more information on Oracle’s leading results, visit: http://www.oracle.com/benchmarks.

Supporting Quotes

“This world-record benchmark result showcases the leading-edge performance and value that Oracle’s software and x86 systems, with the new Intel Xeon E5 processor, can deliver to our customers,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.
“Oracle’s platform architecture coupled with the breakthrough capabilities of the new Intel® Xeon® E5 processor delivers outstanding performance, as demonstrated in this record-breaking SPECjEnterprise2010 result,” said Boyd Davis, vice president and GM, Data and Connected Systems Group, INTEL. “We look forward to enabling our mutual customers to harness the power of Oracle’s software and their Intel-based servers.”

Supporting Resources

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THIS DOCUMENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY NOT BE INCORPORATED INTO A CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.
SPEC, SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of March 5, 2012:
1. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Linux running on a SunFire X4170 M3 server, with two, eight-core Intel Xeon E5 2690 2.9 GHz processors, 8,310.19 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS(World record SPECjEnterprise2010 2 processor result, highest SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS performance per core (519) and per processor (4155). SPECjEnterprise2010 models contemporary Java-based applications that run on large Java EE (Java Enterprise Edition) servers, backed by network infrastructure and database servers.
2. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle Linux running on a Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server with two Intel Xeon X5690 3.4 GHz processors, 5,427 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.
3. IBM WebSphere Application Server V8 with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 on IBM BladeCenter HS22 with two Intel Xeon X5690 3.4 GHz processors and IBM DB2 9.7 on IBM x3850 X5 with two 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E7-4870 processors. 3,694 SPECjEnterprise2010EjOPS. IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 with AIX 7.1 on IBM Power 730 Express with two 3.5 GHz POWER 7 processors and IBM DB2 9.7 on IBM PS701 with one 3GHz POWER7 processors. 4,062.38 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.
4. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Solaris running on a four-node SPARC T4-4 cluster, each system with four SPARC T4 3GHz processors, 40,104.86 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (World Record SPECjEnterprise2010 result.)
5. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g on a dual-node Cisco UCS B440 M2 server and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on a Cisco UCS B460 M2 server each with four, ten-core Intel® Xeon® E7-4870 2.4 GHz processors, 26,118.67 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (World record dual-node)
6. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g on five-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 cluster each with four 8-core UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.6 GHz processors, 28,648.74 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@ Standard. (World Record SPECjAppServer2004 multi-node result – SPECJAppServer2004 is a retired benchmark.)
7. 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 – SPECjAppServer2002 is a retired benchmark).

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