Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 Sets World Records for the SPECompL2001 and SPECompLbase2001 Benchmarks

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Tuesday, 17 April 2007)

Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with 2.4GHz SPARC64 VI processors set a world record on the SPECompL2001 benchmark with a score of 1230446. This beats the best IBM result on SPECompL2001 by 16 percent and the best Itanium 2-based result (from SGI) on SPECompL2001 by 22 percent.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The SPEC OMP2001 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.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

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 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 M9000 server (128 cores, 64 chips, 128 threads, 2.4GHz) 1,230,446 SPECompL2001. IBM p5-595 (128 threads, 64 cores, 32 chips) 1,056,459 SPECompL2001. SGI Altix 4700, Itanium 2 (256 threads, 256 cores, 128 chips) 1,005,076 SPECompL2001

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