Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server 32-Thread Leader on SPECompM2001 Benchmark


(As of Tuesday, 17 April 2007)

Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise 8000 server running at 2.28GHz tops all results at 32 threads for the SPECompM2001 benchmark. This beats the best IBM result by 31 percent and the IBM p5 560Q Red Hat 4 solution by 67 percent.


The SPEComp2001 benchmark is an industry-standard test based on 11 high-performance computing applications. It is used to compare the performance of shared memory servers and represents a collection of applications that are used in high-energy physics, weather modeling, computational chemistry, mechanical design, and several other areas, and consists of Medium and Large problem sets. All C/C++ and Fortran applications in this suite use the OpenMP programming model that provides a portable, scalable model for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from the desktop to the supercomputer. The OpenMP Application Program Interface (API) supports multi-platform shared-memory parallel programming in C/C++ and Fortran on all architectures, from the largest multi-socket servers to the smallest platforms.


Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. SPEC and the benchmark name SPEComp are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Competitive data obtained from 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 (32 cores, 16 chips, 32 threads, 2.28GHz) 59,179 SPECompMbase2001. IBM p5 575 (16 cores, 8 chips, 32 threads, 1.9GHz) 45,275 SPECompMbase2001. IBM p5 560Q (16 cores, 8 chips, 32 threads, 1.8GHz) 35,534 SPECompMbase2001.

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