Sun Fire X4800 is the Fastest Single x86 Server on Enterprise Java Benchmark


(As of Monday, 28 June 2010)

Pairing one of the industry's most capable x86 platforms, Oracle’s Sun Fire X4800 server, with Oracle Solaris 10 and running one of the most stable Java implementations on the market, delivered the top single-server score in the x86 category on this Java-based enterprise benchmark.

The Sun Fire X4800 server equipped with eight Intel Xeon X7560 processors delivered a result of 3,369,694 SPECjbb2005 business operations per second (bops), surpassing all other x86 servers. These results confirm the Sun Fire X4800 server as one of the industry’s highest performing x86 platforms for the deployment of secure, Java-based enterprise applications.


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 X4800 server achieved unprecedented scores of 3,369,694 SPECjbb2005 bops and 421,212 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM in 5U of rack space.
  • The Java HotSpot Virtual Machine (VM) running on top of Oracle Solaris 10 set a new standard for scalability by leveraging all 128 threads available in the eight processors that power the Sun Fire X4800 server, allowing customers to deploy services with higher levels of scalability and efficiency than ever before possible.
  • The Sun Fire X4800 server running Oracle Solaris 10 and Java HotSpot 1.6.0_21p Performance Release Virtual Machine demonstrated better performance than the NEC Express5800 (7RU) server with eight Intel Xeon X7560 processors running Microsoft Windows 2008 OS, using 40% smaller physical footprint.
  • Compared to the best published result posted by the Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 1800E (12RU) server equipped with eight Intel Xeon X7560 processors and running Microsoft Windows 2008 OS, the compact Sun Fire X4800 server delivered more performance in less than half the space.

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