Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server Delivered Two Floating-Point World Record Results on Industry-Standard SPECfp2006 Benchmark

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Monday, 14 July 2008)

Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server powered by the quad-core 2.52GHz SPARC64 VII processors and running Oracle Solaris Studio on top of Oracle Solaris 10 delivered two floating point world record results on the industry-standard SPECfp2006 benchmark for both Optimized and Base tests.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The SPECfp2006 is the suite of SPEC CPU2006 benchmarks that measures compute-intensive floating-point performance of the CPU by executing the benchmark workload as either a single thread or automatic compiled parallel run. This measure is further defined by Base and Optimized runs. Base uses the same compiler flags for all kernels, while Optimized runs use different compiler flags for each kernel. Results are compared against a baseline system run that was standardized by SPEC.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server powered by the 2.52GHz SPARC64 VII processor delivered a world record result of 28.8 on the SPECfp2006 benchmark.
  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server running SPARC64 VII processors at 2.52GHz beat the 5.0GHz POWER6 based IBM Power 595 system by 19% running SPECfp2006, while costing less.
  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 system powered by the 2.52GHz SPARC64 VII processor delivered a world record result of 25.0 on the SPECfp_base2006 benchmark.
  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server running SPARC64 VII processors at 2.52GHz beat the 5.0GHz POWER6 based IBM Power 595 system by 24% running SPECfp2006, while costing less.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. SPEC and the benchmark name SPECfp are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Competitive data obtained from http://www.spec.org as of the date located next to the respective claim. See the Website for latest results. For comparison purposes, the terms CPU, chip and processor are used interchangeably. Each socket can accommodate one chip. Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server (SPARC64 VII 2.5GHz) 28.8 SPECfp2006, 25.8 SPECfp_base2006. IBM Power 595 (POWER6 5.0GHz) 24.9 SPECfp2006, 20.1 SPECfp_base2006.

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