SPARC T5-2 Server Achieves World Record Two-Socket Results for SPECjbb2013

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Sunday, 22 September 2013)

Oracle's SPARC T5-2 server, using Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK), delivered a new two-socket server world record result of 81,084 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS and 39,129 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS on the SPECjbb2013 benchmark, Multi-JVM metric.

These results beat Cisco's two-socket UCS B200 M3 server running the latest Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 processors.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The SPECjbb2013 benchmark has been developed from the ground up to measure performance based on the latest Java application features. It is relevant to all audiences who are interested in Java server performance, including Java Virtual Machine (JVM) vendors, hardware developers, Java application developers, researchers, and members of the academic community.

SPECjbb2013 replaces SPECjbb2005 and includes the following new features:

  • A usage model based on a world-wide supermarket company with an IT infrastructure that handles a mix of point-of-sale requests, online purchases and data-mining operations.
  • Both a pure throughput metric and a metric that measures critical throughput under service-level agreements (SLAs) specifying response times ranging from 10ms to 500ms.
  • Support for multiple run configurations, enabling users to analyze and overcome bottlenecks at multiple layers of the system stack, including hardware, OS, JVM and application layers.
  • Exercising new Java 7 features and other important performance elements, including the latest data formats (XML), communication using compression, and messaging with security.
  • Support for virtualization and cloud environments.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

System Processor SPECjbb2013-
MultiJVM
max-jOPS
SPECjbb2013-
MultiJVM
critical-jOPS
OS JDK
SPARC T5-2 2 x SPARC T5 81,084 39,129 Oracle Solaris 11.1 Oracle JDK 7u40
Cisco UCS B200 M3 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 62,393 23,505 Red Hat Linux 6.4 Oracle JDK 7u40
Cisco UCS C220 M3 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2690 41,954 16,545 Red Hat Linux 6.2 Oracle JDK 7u11

The SPARC T5-2 server with Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle JDK 7 update 40 is 30% faster than the Cisco UCS B200 M3 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS result and 66% faster than the Cisco UCS B200 M3 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS results running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 4 with the new Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 processors.

The SPARC T5-2 server with Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle JDK 7 update 40 is 93% faster than the Cisco UCS C220 M3 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS result and 2.37 times faster than the Cisco UCS C220 M3 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS results running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 2 with the new Intel Xeon E5-2690 processors.

The combination of Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle JDK 7 update 40 on the SPARC T5-2 server delivered a result of 81,084 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS and 39,129 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS on the SPECjbb2013 benchmark.

 

SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjbb are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Results as of 9/22/2013, see http://www.spec.org for more information. SPARC T5-2 81,084 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 39,129 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS, result from http://blogs.oracle.com/BestPerf/entry/20130918_x4_2_specjbb2013; Cisco UCS B200 M3 62,393 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 23,505 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS, result from http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/ps10265/le_41704_pb_specjbb2013b200.pdf; Cisco UCS C220 M3 41,954 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 16,545 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS result from www.spec.org.

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