SPARC T5-8 Server Breaks Previous Single-Server SPECjEnterprise2010 Record

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Sunday, 22 September 2013)

Oracle produced a world record single-server SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 36,571.36 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS using one of Oracle's SPARC T5-8 servers for both the application and database tiers.

These results demonstrate that a single SPARC T5-8 server provide 3.3 times better performance compared to the eight-chip IBM Power 780+ single-server result of 10,902.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. Also, the SPARC T5-8 is 2.6 times less expensive (1) for the application server hardware list cost compared to the eight-chip IBM Power 780 configuration.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

SPECjEnterprise2010 is the third generation of the SPEC organization's J2EE end-to-end industry standard benchmark application. The new SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark has been redesigned and developed to cover the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 specification's significantly expanded and simplified programming model, highlighting the major features used by developers in the industry today. This provides a real world workload driving the application server's implementation of the Java EE specification to its maximum potential and allowing maximum stressing of the underlying hardware and software systems.

Moreover, SPECjEnterprise2010 also heavily exercises all parts of the underlying infrastructure that make up the application environment, including hardware, Java Virtual Machine (JVM) software, database software, JDBC drivers, and the system network.

The primary metric of the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark is Enterprise Operations Per Second (SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS). The primary metric for the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark is calculated by adding the metrics of the Dealership Management Application in the Dealer Domain and the Manufacturing Application in the Manufacturing Domain.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

System EjOPS Java EE Server and DB Server
Oracle 36,571.36 1 x SPARC T5-8
8 chips, 128 cores, 3.6 GHz SPARC T5
Oracle WebLogic 12c (12.1.2)
Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.1)
IBM 10,902.30 1 x IBM Power 780
8 chips, 32 cores, 4.42 GHz POWER7+
WebSphere Application Server V8.5
IBM DB2 Universal Database 10.1

The single-server SPARC T5-8 result demonstrated 3.3 times better performance compared to the eight-socket IBM Power 780+ server result of 10,902.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

The SPARC T5-8 server ran the Oracle Solaris 11.1 operating system and Oracle VM Server for SPARC to consolidate ten Oracle WebLogic application server instances and one database server instance to achieve this result. The IBM Power 780+ used LPARS and AIX V7.1.

 

(1) SPARC T5-8 server (SPARC T5-8 server base package, 8x SPARC T5 16-core processors, 128x16GB-1066 DIMMS, 4x 100GB 2.5" eMLC SSD, 4x 300GB 10K RMP 2.5" SAS-2 HDD, 4x power cables, list price $304,914. IBM Power 780 (IBM Power 780:9179 Model MHD, 4x4.42GHz 16-core, 32 core processor activation, 2xCEC Enclosure with IBM Bezel, I/O backplane and system midplane,4x 64GB DDR3 memory (4x16GB) DIMMS-1066MHz Power7 CoD Memory, 4x 128GB DDR3 memory (4x32GB) DIMMS-800MHz Power7 CoD Memory, 68x Activation of 1 GB DDR3 Power7 Memory, 7x activation of 100GB DDR3 Power7 Memory, 2x Disk/Media Backplane. 4x 146.8GB SAS 15K RPM 2.5" HDD (AIX/Linux only), 4x AC power supply 1925W) list price $803,613.00. Source: SPEC.org and IBM.com, collected 09/22/2013

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SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org as of 9/22/2013. SPARC T5-8, 36,571.36 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS; IBM Power 780, 10,902.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

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