Sun Fire X4470 M2 Server is Fastest Four-Processor System on Enterprise Java Benchmark


(As of Tuesday, 5 April 2011)

Oracle’s Sun Fire X4470 M2 server, paired with the market-leading Oracle Java implementation and equipped with four Intel Xeon E7-4870 processors, delivered a world record result of 2,703,740 SPECjbb2005 business operations per second (bops), surpassing all other systems with up to four processors.

With this result, the Sun Fire X4470 M2 server, part of the Sun x86 servers portfolio, demonstrated the ultimate capability for the deployment of secure, Java-based enterprise applications.

On 7/10/2012 Oracle's Sun Fire X4470 M2 server was renamed as Oracle's Sun Server X2-4 server.


The 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 Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the scalability of the system's processors and memory.


  • The Sun Fire X4470 M2 server running Oracle Java 6 Update 25 Virtual Machine (JVM) on top of Windows Server 2008 achieved a leading score of 2,703,740 SPECjbb2005 bops and 675,935 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM.
  • The updated Sun Fire X4470 M2 server allows customers to deploy Java application services with more scalability and efficiency than ever before. The results surpass the next best published four-processor result of 2,478,929 SPECjbb2005 bops and 77,467 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, posted by the IBM Power 750 Express server equipped with four POWER7 processors and running IBM J9 VM on AIX OS.
  • As evident from the above comparison, while running JVM on competing servers, the Oracle Java 6 Update 25 VM outscored IBM's J9. Moreover, since IBM's J9 JVM delivers less performance per instance when compared to Oracle Java 6 Update 25, users will be forced to deploy 8x more JVM instances to achieve the same level of performance.
  • Compared to four-processor systems with the previous generation of Intel Xeon processors, like the IBM X3850 X5, with a result of 2,012,730 SPECjbb2005 bops and 125,796 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, customers could see up to a 34 percent gain in Java application performance, while running their software in the same physical footprint.
  • Undisputed leader across all four-processor systems, the Sun Fire X4470 M2 server sets a new standard for Java system performance, allowing customers to deploy fewer Java virtual machines with higher levels of efficiency and manageability than was possible before, helping to reduce data center complexity and operational expenses.

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On 7/10/2012 Oracle's Sun Fire X4470 M2 server was renamed as Oracle's Sun Server X2-4 server.

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