Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server Module with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Achieves World Record Two-Processor Result on SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Thursday, 11 August 2011)

Oracle's Sun Blade X6270 M2 server module, running Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, posted a new world record result for all two-processor systems on an industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.

To achieve this remarkable score both the application server and database server were running on Sun Blade X6270 M2 server modules with Oracle Linux and utilized Oracle's Sun Storage 6180 array 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
(16 RU)
5,427.42 Sun Blade X6270 M2 2x Intel Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz CPUs, 12 cores Oracle WebLogic Server 11g 10.3.5 Sun Blade X6270 M2 2x Intel Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz CPUs, 12 cores Oracle 11g DB 11.2.0.2 Two Sun Storage 6180 Arrays (6RU) Sun Blade 6000 chassis (10RU)
IBM
(17 RU)
4,062.38 IBM Power 730 Express (2RU) 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 (4 RU) Two 3Com Switch 4200G 48-Port (2 RU) IBM BladeCenter H chassis (9RU)
IBM
(29 RU)
3,694.35 IBM BladeCenter HS22 2x Intel Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz CPUs, 12 cores WebSphere Application Server V8.0 IBM x3850 X5 (4RU) 2x Intel Xeon E7-4870 2.4 GHz CPUs, 20 cores IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.7 IBM System Storage DS5300 (4 RU) Four EXP5000 Storage Expansion Unit (12 RU) IBM BladeCenter H chassis (9RU)
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, running on Oracle's Sun Blade X6270 M2 server module set a new record for all 2-processor systems on the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.
  • The record-setting solution included Oracle's Sun Blade 6000 chassis hosting two Sun Blade X6270 M2 server modules: one acting as an application server and running Oracle WebLogic Server 11g 10.3.5 application server software; and another blade performing database server duties and running Oracle Database 11g R2.
  • The powerful combination of two Sun Blade X6270 M2 server modules, each equipped with two Intel Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz processors and running Oracle Linux, delivered a result of 5,427.42 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS recording the highest EjOPS per core of any SPECjEnterprise2010 result to date.
  • The winning solution from Oracle uses two server modules and demonstrates that a Sun Blade X6270 M2 beats IBM's POWER7-based Power 730 Express result by 33 percent at the application-tier and outperforms IBM PS701 blade at the database-tier. Oracle's solution consumed less physical space and delivered 42 percent better performance per rack unit (RU) over IBM's POWER7-based solution.
  • The two-processor Sun Blade X6270 M2 server modules, equipped with two Intel Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz processors and running Oracle Linux, demonstrated 47% better performance compared to dual-processor IBM BladeCenter HS22 blades equipped with same Intel Xeon X5690 processors and running SUSE Linux. This head-to-head comparison demonstrates the clear advantage of running Oracle software on Oracle hardware.
  • Oracle's complete blade-based solution used only slightly more than ½ of the floor space compared to the IBM BladeCenter HS22–based solution, yielding over 2.5x better performance per rack unit (RU).
  • The Sun Blade 6000 chassis accommodates up to ten Sun Blade X6270 M2 server modules and when combined with the excellent scalability of Oracle WebLogic Server 11g software and the robust performance of Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) offers customers a seamless expansion capability. The horizontal growth potential inherent in this solution is ideal for consolidating enterprise-class workloads where customers can quickly and easily move their existing environments to an expandable blade platform and take advantage of the performance, scalability, and cost savings without changing the physical footprint of their data center.
  • Oracle's complete, open, and integrated solution delivers the fastest dual-processor application server result in the industry, and uses Oracle's portfolio of products engineered to work together from application to disk: Oracle Weblogic Server 11g and Oracle Java Hotspot VM, components of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Linux, Sun Blade X6270 M2 server modules, and Sun Storage 6180 arrays.
  • This world record two-processor result on the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark clearly demonstrates 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 solution from 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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