Sun Blade X6275 M2 Posts Two Record Results on SPEC CPU2006 benchmark


(As of Tuesday, 15 February 2011)

Oracle’s Sun Blade X6275 M2 server module with two integrated, high-density compute nodes, each running two Intel Xeon X5675 processors and packaged in a single blade enclosure, delivered the best integer and floating point throughput performance on the SPEC CPU2006 benchmark, beating all blades with Intel Xeon processor 5600 series CPUs.

Each Sun Blade X6275 M2 server module has two compute nodes, each with two Intel Xeon processors, up to 96 GB of high-speed memory, integrated IB QDR Host Channel Adapter (HCA), Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), and Oracle’s optional Sun Flash Module and Sun PCIe ExpressModule I/O. The configurability of the system ensures that the same blade module can run compute-intensive, memory-intensive, communication-intensive, or I/O-intensive applications.

These results confirm that Oracle’s x86 blades can deliver the highest productivity per rack unit and the best performance on throughput-demanding application workloads to satisfy most demanding customer requirements.


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 while 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 (throughput).


  • In combination with Oracle Linux and Intel Compiler software, the Sun Blade X6275 M2 server module (24 cores/4 chips) produced a SPECint_rate2006 score of 755 and a SPECfp_rate2006 result of 515. These are the best results among all blades with Intel Xeon processor 5600 series CPUs.
  • The compound effect of using the most advanced Intel processors, in conjunction with Oracle Linux, propelled the Sun Blade X6275 M2 server module to the forefront of the SPEC CPU2006 benchmark. The compute-intensive throughput benchmark measures server performance on a variety of real-world workloads, including molecular and fluid dynamics, weather modeling, and speech recognition.
  • New result improve upon the previously posted scores, which used the Sun Blade X6275 M2 with Intel Xeon X5670 processors, by up to 11 percent, and extends Oracle’s leadership on this important performance benchmark.

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