Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server Breaks a Teraflop
(As of Tuesday, 17 April 2007)
Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000, using Oracle Solaris Studio 12, topped the 1 TFLOP barrier, delivering a score of 1.032 TFLOPS on the Linpack benchmark (Highly Parallel Computing). This outperforms the best published single system from IBM p5 595 (1.9GHz POWER5) by over 2x and tops the high end single system Itanium 2 based box from HP (Superdome) by nearly 38 percent.
The Linpack benchmark solves a dense system of linear equation, allowing the user to scale the size of the problem and to optimize the software in order to achieve the best performance of a given machine. This benchmark is a highly parallel test designed to measure how fast a computer system can solve linear equations, a common task in engineering and scientific applications.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Competitive data for Linpack HPC obtained from http://www.netlib.org/benchmark/ as of the date located next to the claim. See the Website for latest results. Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server (SPARC64 VI @2.4, 64 chips, 128 cores), 1.032 TFLOPS. IBM p5 595 (POWER5 1.9GHz, 32 chips, 64 cores) 418.0 GFLOPS. HP Superdome (Itanium 2 1.6GHz/24MB, 64 chips, 128 cores) 745.5 GFLOPS.