SPARC T5-2 Server Achieves Two-Socket World Record for SPECvirt_sc2010


(As of Wednesday, 5 March 2014)

Oracle's SPARC T5-2 server running Oracle Solaris 11 delivered a two-socket world record SPECvirt_sc2010 result of 4270 @ 264 VMs. These results demonstrate the superiority of Oracle's SPARC T5 processors with Oracle Solaris virtualization in virtualized environments.


The SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark is SPEC's first benchmark addressing the performance of virtualized systems. It measures the end-to-end performance of all system components that make up a virtualized environment.

The benchmark utilizes several previous SPEC benchmarks, which represent common tasks that are commonly used in virtualized environments. The workloads are derived from SPECweb2005, SPECjAppServer2004, and SPECmail2008. Scaling of the benchmark is achieved by running additional sets of virtual machines until overall throughput reaches a peak. The benchmark includes quality of service criteria that must be met for a successful run.


Leading Two-Socket Results
System Processor Result @ VMs Virtualization Software
SPARC T5-2 2 x SPARC T5,
3.6 GHz
4270 @ 264 Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.0
Oracle Solaris Zones
IBM Flex System
2 x Intel E5-2690,
2.9 GHz
2741 @ 168 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 KVM
HP Proliant
BL6200c G7
2 x Intel E7-2870,
2.4 GHz
1878 @ 120 VMware ESX 4.1 U1

The SPARC T5-2 server has 2.3 times better performance than the HP BL620c G7 blade server, which used VMware ESX 4.1 U1 virtualization software.

The SPARC T5-2 server has 1.6 times better performance than an IBM Flex System x240 server, which used Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM) for their virtualized environment.


SPEC and the benchmark name SPECvirt_sc are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from as of 3/5/2014. SPARC T5-2, SPECvirt_sc2010 4270 @ 264 VMs; IBM Flex System x240, SPECvirt_sc2010 2741 @ 168 VMs; HP Proliant BL620c G7, SPECvirt_sc2010 1878 @ 120 VMs.

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