Oracle's SPARC T3-2 Server Shines on Industry-Standard, General-Purpose Java Benchmark


(As of Monday, 20 September 2010)

Oracle's SPARC T3-2 server posted the world record result on SPECjvm2008, a general-purpose, multithreaded Java benchmark. The winning combination of the SPARC T-Series system, Oracle Solaris OS, and Oracle's Java HotSpot Virtual Machine (VM) offers a proven and stable environment with the best performance in the industry.


SPECjvm2008 is a multithreaded Java benchmark suite measuring the performance of a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The benchmark focuses on executing a single application and reflects the performance of the operating system and the underlying processor and memory subsystem as the system executes the JRE. This multithreaded Java benchmark stresses specific aspects of Java Virtual Machine (JVM) performance, such as threading, locks, just-in-time (JIT) compiler, and the virtual memory management system. It contains a broad collection of real-world applications and is applicable to measuring general-purpose Java performance on a wide variety of client and server systems.


  • The SPARC T3-2 server, equipped with two SPARC T3 1.6GHz processors, delivered a composite result of 323.19 SPECjvm2008 Peak ops/m, the highest result ever posted on this benchmark.
  • Oracle continues to demonstrate performance leadership on SPECjvm2008 with each new benchmark submission, while relentlessly pushing the performance of the Java platform forward.
  • The result proves that SPARC T-Series systems, in combination with the 1.6.0_21 Performance Release of Java HotSpot VM, the latest version of the most stable Java platform in the industry, and Oracle Solaris OS are an ideal choice for customers deploying Java to run their applications on a single system.

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