Sun Fire X4270 M2 Server Runs Dedicated Java Applications Faster


(As of Monday, 28 June 2010)

Oracle’s Sun Fire  X4270 M2 server obtained the best x86 result with a single Java Virtual Machine (JVM) on SPECjbb2005 benchmark. With the world record score of 812,358 SPECjbb2005 business operations per second (bops) (812,358 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM) on this industry-standard benchmark, The highly expandable server demonstrates an outstanding ability to run enterprise applications in a dedicated server environment.


SPECjbb2005 benchmark emulates the design of real-world server-side Java applications and provides an accurate reflection of the business logic and objects, while stressing the implementation of the JVM and the scalability of the system's processors and memory.


  • As demonstrated by this leading benchmark result, the Sun Fire X4270 M2 server, equipped with two Intel Xeon X5680 processors (2 chips, 12 cores) and running the latest version 1.6.0_21 Performance Release of  Java HotSpot Virtual Machine (VM), is well suited for single JVM deployments.
  • SPECjbb2005 benchmark produces two equally important metrics—total system throughput (SPECjbb2005 bops) and JVM scalability (SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM), reflecting how different organizations may deploy their applications. In the case when single JVM instance is used, these two metrics are the same, suggesting a balance between an overall throughput that a system can deliver and performance of an individual Java Virtual Machine running exclusively on the server. This type of deployment continues to provide an effective way to isolate multiple tasks in the environments where dedicated solutions are necessitated by business or regulatory requirements. Moreover, this mode of operation guarantees the uniform system utilization desired by enterprise data center managers and users alike.
  • Powered by Oracle’s Solaris 10, the Sun Fire X4270 M2, running the latest Intel Xeon 5600 processor series CPUs, showcases the capabilities of hardware, OS and Java software and delivers almost 60% more performance vs. previous generation of Intel-based hardware.
  • Organizations and users that prefer to run a single instance of Java HotSpot will find that the latest version (1.6.0_21 Performance Release) of the software, in combination with the Sun Fire X4270 M2 server, beats the score of 509,962 SPECjbb2005 bops (509,962 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM) that was posted by HP ProLiant DL 380 G6 server,, by almost 60%.

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