Sun Fire X4470 Server Seizes Two x86 World Records on SPEC OMP2001 Benchmark


(As of Monday, 28 June 2010)

Oracle’s Sun Fire X4470 server, an ultimate compute node with up to half a terabyte of memory, is the newest x86 system, and it offers unmatched capabilities for advanced memory-intensive technical workloads. The Sun Fire X4470 server, with four Intel Xeon 7500 processor series CPUs capable of running OpenMP applications with 64 compute threads, delivered outstanding performance on the both medium and large suites of the industry-standard SPEC OMP2001 benchmark. Only 3U in size, this server further extends Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio leadership in the OpenMP space using x86 architectures.


The SPEC OMP benchmark represents workloads often used in high-energy physics, weather modeling, computational chemistry, and mechanical design, and consists of medium- and large-problem sets that stress the computer's processor, memory, compilers, and OpenMP implementation.


The Sun Fire X4470 server proves that it is the industry’s best-performing x86 system on both problem sets of industry-standard SPEC OMP2001, with results of 118,264 SPECompM2001 and 642,479 SPECompL2001, respectively.
The Sun x86 server utilized four Intel Xeon X7560 processors (32 cores, 64 OMP threads) and was running Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 with Oracle Solaris Studio 12 Update 1 compiler software.

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