SPARC T3-4 Server with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Achieves World Record Single-Node Result on SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark


(As of Monday, 20 September 2010)

Oracle’s SPARC T3-4 server, powered by four SPARC T3 processors and running Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, together with a SPARC T3-2 server equipped with two SPARC T3 processors and running Oracle Database 11g, posted a new world record result for all single-application server systems on a multi-tier SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.

Both SPARC T3 servers were running Oracle Solaris, with its proven reliability, security and performance, and utilized Oracle’s Sun Storage 6180 arrays for database storage.


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, including 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 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.


Table: Top Single Application Server Results on SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark

Solution EjOPS* Application tier Database tier Storage Other HW
(16 RU)
9,456.28 SPARC T3-4 (5RU)
4 x T3 1.65 GHz CPUs, 64 cores
Oracle WebLogic Server 11g 10.3.3
SPARC T3-2 (3RU)
2 x T3 1.65 GHz CPUs, 32 cores
Oracle 11g DB
Two Sun Storage 6180 Arrays (6RU) Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 (2 RU)
(37 RU)
7,172.93 IBM Power 750 Express (4RU)
4 x POWER7 3.0 GHz CPUs, 32 cores
WebSphere Application Server V7.0
IBM BladeCenter PS702 (9RU chassis)
2 x POWER7 3.0 GHz CPUs, 8 cores
IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.7
IBM System Storage DS4800 (4 RU)
Six DS4000 EXP810 Storage Expansion Unit (18 RU)
Two 3Com Switch 4200G 48-Port (2 RU)
(26 RU)
5,140.53 IBM x3850 X5 4 x Xeon (4RU)
X7560 2.2 GHz CPUs, 32 cores
WebSphere Application Server V7.0
IBM x3850 X5 (4RU)
4 x Xeon X7560 2.2 GHz CPUs, 32 cores
IBM DB2 Universal Database 9.7
IBM System Storage DS4800 (4 RU)
Four DS4000 EXP810 Storage Expansion Unit (12 RU)
Two 3Com Switch
4200G 48-Port (2 RU)
  • Oracle posted a single-application server world record SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result using the SPARC T3-4 as the application server and the SPARC T3-2 as the database server. This world record result was achieved using Oracle Weblogic Server 11g 10.3.3 application server and Oracle Database 11g R2.
  • This new world record single-node result on the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark demonstrates that a SPARC T3-4 server beats IBM’s Power 750 Express result by 32 percent at the application-tier and that a SPARC T3-2 server outperforms IBM PS702 blade at the database-tier.
  • Oracle’s solution consumed less half the physical space and delivered three times better performance per rack unit (RU) over IBM’s POWER7-based solution.
  • The four-processor SPARC T3-4 running SPARC T3 processors at 1.65GHz demonstrated 84% better performance compared to the four-processor IBM x3850 X5 system with four Intel Xeon processors at 2.27GHz.
  • Oracle’s complete solution used only 61% of floor space compared to the IBM x3850 X5–based solution.
  • The SPARC T3-4 server used Oracle Solaris Containers to consolidate eight Oracle WebLogic Server 11g instances and demonstrated a robust solution for consolidating existing enterprise-class workloads. Customers can quickly and easily move their existing physical environments to virtual containers on Oracle Solaris and take advantage of the performance, scalability, and cost savings of SPARC T3 servers.
  • Oracle’s complete, open, and integrated solution delivers the fastest single- application server result in the industry, and uses Oracle’s portfolio of products engineered to work together from application to disk: SPARC T3 servers, Sun Storage 6180 Array, Oracle Solaris 10, Oracle Solaris Containers, Oracle Java Hotspot VM, Oracle Weblogic Server 11g, part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle Database 11g.

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