Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server Module is the Fastest 2-CPU x86 System on SPEC OMPM2001 Benchmark


(As of Tuesday, 15 February 2011)

Oracle’s Sun Blade X6270 M2 server module is a versatile, no-compromise compute node designed to scale well with memory- and compute-intensive workloads. Equipped with two Intel Xeon processor 5600 series CPUs capable of running OpenMP applications with 24 compute threads, the Sun Blade X6270 M2 delivered outstanding performance on the medium suite of the industry-standard SPEC OMP2001 benchmark.

This result demonstrates Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio leadership in the technical compute space.


The SPEC OMP benchmark represents workloads often used in 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 Blade X6270 M2 server module proves that it is the industry’s best-performing two-processor x86 system on the medium problem set of SPEC OMP2001.
  • Demonstrating its superiority for environments that rely on highly scalable parallel programming models, the Sun Blade server module posted a result of 57,894 on the SPEC OMPM2001 benchmark.
  • The Sun Blade X6270 M2 server module utilized two Intel Xeon X5690 processors (12 cores, 24 OMP threads) and was running Oracle Solaris 10 with Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 compiler software.
  • Additionally, the Sun Blade X6270 M2 server module beat the result of 55,072 SPEC OMPM2001 posted by the Cisco USC B200 M2 system (2 CPUs, 12 cores, 24 OMP threads).

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