Sun Fire X4470 Server Delivers Best Four-Processor Integer Throughput Performance For All x86 Servers

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Monday, 28 June 2010)

Oracle’s Sun Fire X4470 server delivers top-notch compute performance with up to four Intel Xeon 7500 processor series CPUs in a compact 3U form factor. Running Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 software on top of Oracle Solaris, it delivers better performance than any other four-processor x86 server in the world, setting world record for integer throughput on the SPEC CPU2006 benchmark.

The Sun Fire X4470 server, equipped with four Intel Xeon X7560 processors, produced the leading SPECint_rate2006 score of 788.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The SPEC CPU2006 benchmark exercises a computer's processor, memory architecture, and compilers on a variety of real-world compute intensive workloads and consists of two benchmark suites. One suite measures and compares compute-intensive integer performance and the other measures and compares floating-point performance. For each of these suites, two metrics are collected. One measures how fast the computer completes a single task and the other measures how many tasks a computer can accomplish in a certain amount of time (the throughput).

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

  • The Sun Fire X4470 server (32 cores/4 chips) produced the record-breaking SPECint_rate2006 score of 788.
  • The compound effect of using Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 compiler software allowed the Sun Fire X4470 server (32 cores/4 chips) to beat the SPECint_rate2006 score of 782 posted by HP ProLiant DL585 G7 (48 cores/4 chips), running Red Hat Linux and using AMD’s Open64 4.2 compiler software.
  • The Sun Fire X4470 server beat the Cisco UCS C460 server (32 cores/4 chips) which had a SPECint_rate2006 score of 772 and was running SUSE Linux.
  • This leading  result on the SPEC CPU2006 benchmark, which provides a broad variety of workloads, such as protein sequencing, MPEG-4 decoding, XML processing, structural mechanics, and speech recognition, allows customers to better evaluate the real-world performance of new hardware platforms.

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