Sun Server X3-2 Server and Oracle WebLogic 11g Post Two-Processor World Record on SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Wednesday, 11 July 2012)

Oracle's Sun Server X3-2 server (formerly Oracle's Sun Fire X4170 M3 server), running Oracle WebLogic 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, posted a new world record result for all two-processor systems on the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark. To achieve this remarkable score, Oracle utilized Sun X86 servers based on new Intel Xeon E5-series processors and running Oracle Linux across multiple tiers,. At the database tier, Oracle Database 11g was deployed on a Sun Server X3-2L server (formerly Oracle's Sun Fire X4270 M3 server) with Oracle's Sun Storage 2540 M2 arrays used for database storage.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

SPECjEnterprise2010 is an end-to-end, industry-standard benchmark that exercises all parts of the underlying infrastructure that make up the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition, (Java EE) technology-based application environment. These include server hardware, Java Virtual Machine (JVM), database, operating system, and storage and network subsystems.

The SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark was developed to aid potential users in understanding the capabilities of different solutions and uses a realistic scenario that incorporates CRM, manufacturing and supply chain management business cases. Because it describes an end-to-end business process and provides a realistic opportunity to incorporate all of the key Java EE 5 technologies, the benchmark should be familiar and relevant to all users of Java EE 5 applications. The primary metric is the number of SPECjEnterprise operations per second completed during the test (EjOPS).

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

Table: Top Two Processor Application Server Results on SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark

Solution EjOPS Application tier Database tier Storage Other HW
Oracle
(9 RU)
8,310.19 Sun Server X3-2 (1U) 2x Intel Xeon E5-2690 2.9 GHz CPUs, 16 cores, Oracle WebLogic Server 11g 10.3.6 Sun Server X3-2L (2U) 2x Intel Xeon E5-2690 2.9 GHz CPUs, 16 cores, Oracle 11g DB 11.2 Three Sun Storage 2540 M2 Arrays (6U) None
IBM
(17 RU)
4,062.38 IBM Power 730 Express (2U) 2 x POWER7 3.6 GHz CPUs, 16 cores WebSphere Application Server V7.0 IBM BladeCenter PS701 1 x POWER7 3.0 GHz CPUs, 8 cores IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.7 IBM System Storage DS3424 Express Dual controller (4U) Two 3Com Switch 4200G 48-Port (2U) IBM BladeCenter H chassis (9U)
IBM
(29 RU)
3,694.35 IBM BladeCenter HS22 2x Intel Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz CPUs, 24 cores WebSphere Application Server V8.0 IBM x3850 X5 (4U) 2x Intel Xeon E7-4870 2.4 GHz CPUs, 20 cores IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.7 IBM System Storage DS5300 (4U) Four EXP5000 Storage Expansion Unit (12U) IBM BladeCenter H chassis (9U)
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, and running on a Sun Server X3-2 server set a new record for all two-processor systems on the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.
  • The record-setting solution also included a Sun Server X3-2L server acting as a database server and running Oracle Database 11g R2, with three Sun Storage 2540 M2 arrays used for primary database storage.
  • The Sun Server X3-2 server, equipped with latest generation Intel Xeon E5-series processors and running Oracle Linux, delivered a result of 8,310.19 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS recording the highest EjOPS per core and per processor of any SPECjEnterprise2010 result to date.
  • Oracle's end-to-end solution, based on the latest generation of x86 servers, in combination with Oracle's software running across multiple tiers delivers a 53% performance boost compared to the previous world record result of 5,427.42 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS set by the Sun Blade X6270 M2 server module equipped with two Intel Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz processors.
  • The winning solution from Oracle uses two Sun X86 servers and demonstrates that a Sun Server X3-2 beats IBM's POWER7-based Power 730 Express result by 2x at the application-tier and outperforms IBM PS701 blade at the database-tier. Oracle's solution consumed less physical space and delivered 3.8x better performance per rack unit (U) over IBM's POWER7-based solution (see table).
  • Oracle's complete solution demonstrated 2.25x better performance compared to dual-processor IBM BladeCenter HS22 blades running SUSE Linux and used only 1/3 of the floor space, yielding over 7x better performance per rack unit (see table).
  • Oracle's complete, open, and integrated solution delivers the fastest dual-processor application server result in the industry. The solution uses Oracle's portfolio of products engineered to work together from application to disk: Oracle Weblogic Server 11g and Oracle Java Hotspot VM 1.7.0, components of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Linux, Sun Server X3-2 and X4270 M3 servers, as well as Sun Storage 2540 M2 arrays.
  • Oracle's newest world record result demonstrates the clear advantage of running Oracle software on Oracle hardware and Oracle's leadership position against IBM's WebSphere and DB2 running either on similar x86 hardware or on IBM's POWER architecture. Moreover, as a part of this end-to-end Oracle solution, Oracle WebLogic Server 11g delivers the highest levels of availability and performance of any application server on the market today, making it ideal for deploying complex multi-tier applications.

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