Flagship Sun Fire X4800 Server Delivers Compute Performance with Two World Records

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Monday, 28 June 2010)

Designed for ultimate throughput and density, Oracle’s Sun Fire X4800 server combines the compute capacity of up to eight Intel Xeon 7500 processor series CPUs with Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 software in a compact 5U form factor. The server provides better performance than any other eight processor x86 server in the world, setting world records for both integer and floating point throughput on the SPEC CPU2006 benchmark.

The Sun Fire X4800 server, the most powerful and expandable system in Oracle’s x86 server line, equipped with eight Intel Xeon X7560 processors and capable of supporting up to 1TB of system memory, produced leading results on the industry-recognized SPEC CPU2006 benchmark by reaching a SPECint_rate2006 score of 1380 and a SPECfp_rate2006 score of 936, respectively.

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 innovative design of this system, in combination with Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 software allowed the Sun Fire X4800 server (64 cores/8 chips/128 threads) to produce the record-breaking SPECint_rate2006 score of 1380 and the SPECfp_rate2006 result of 936, respectively.
  • The compound effect of using Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio compiler software resulted in a better score than Fujitsu’s PRIMEQUEST 1800E server, running Red Hat Linux and using Intel compiler software, could muster.
  • The outstanding results on 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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