SPARC T5-2 Delivers Best 2-Chip MultiJVM SPECjbb2013 Result
By Brian on Sep 23, 2013
SPECjbb2013 is a new benchmark designed to show modern Java server performance. Oracle's SPARC T5-2 set a world record as the fastest two-chip system beating just introduced two-chip x86-based servers. Oracle, using Oracle Solaris and Oracle JDK, delivered this two-chip world record result on the MultiJVM SPECjbb2013 metric. SPECjbb2013 is the replacement for SPECjbb2005 (SPECjbb2005 will soon be retired by SPEC).
Oracle's SPARC T5-2 server achieved 81,084 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS and 39,129 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS on the SPECjbb2013 benchmark. This result is a two chip world record.
There are no IBM POWER7 or POWER7+ based server results on the SPECjbb2013 benchmark. IBM has published IBM POWER7+ based servers on the SPECjbb2005 which will soon be retired by SPEC.
The 2-chip SPARC T5-2 server running SPECjbb2013 is 30% faster than the 2-chip Cisco UCS B200 M3 server (2.7 GHz E5-2697 v2 Ivy Bridge-based) based on SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS.
The 2-chip SPARC T5-2 server running SPECjbb2013 is 66% faster than the 2-chip Cisco UCS B200 M3 server (2.7 GHz E5-2697 v2 Ivy Bridge-based) based on SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS.
These results were obtained using Oracle Solaris 11 along with Java Platform, Standard Edition, JDK 7 Update 40 on the SPARC T5-2 server.
From SPEC's press release, "SPECjbb2013 replaces SPECjbb2005. The new benchmark has been developed from the ground up to measure performance based on the latest Java application features. It is expected to be used widely by all those interested in Java server performance, including JVM vendors, hardware developers, Java application developers, researchers and members of the academic community."
Results of SPECjbb2013 from www.spec.org as of September 22, 2013 and this report.
|SPARC T5-2||SPARC T5, 3.6 GHz||2||81,084||39,129||Oracle JDK 7u40|
|Cisco UCS B200 M3, DDR3-1866||Intel E5-2697 v2, 2.7 GHz||2||62,393||23,505||Oracle JDK 7u40|
|Sun Server X4-2, DDR3-1600||Intel E5-2697 v2, 2.7 GHz||2||52,664||20,553||Oracle JDK 7u40|
|Cisco UCS C220 M3||Intel E5-2690, 2.9 GHz||2||41,954||16,545||Oracle JDK 7u11|
The above table represents all of the published results on www.spec.org. SPEC allows for self publication of SPECjbb2013 results. See below for locations where full reports were made available.
System Under Test:
512 GB memory (32 x 16 GB dimms)
Oracle Solaris 11.1
Oracle JDK 7 Update 40
The SPECjbb2013 benchmark has been developed from the ground up to measure performance based on the latest Java application features. It is relevant to all audiences who are interested in Java server performance, including JVM vendors, hardware developers, Java application developers, researchers and members of the academic community.
SPECjbb2013 replaces SPECjbb2005. New features include:
- A usage model based on a world-wide supermarket company with an IT infrastructure that handles a mix of point-of-sale requests, online purchases and data-mining operations.
- Both a pure throughput metric and a metric that measures critical throughput under service-level agreements (SLAs) specifying response times ranging from 10ms to 500ms.
- Support for multiple run configurations, enabling users to analyze and overcome bottlenecks at multiple layers of the system stack, including hardware, OS, JVM and application layers.
- Exercising new Java 7 features and other important performance elements, including the latest data formats (XML), communication using compression, and messaging with security.
- Support for virtualization and cloud environments.
- SPEC website
- SPARC T5-2 Server
- Sun Server X4-2
SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjbb are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Results as of 9/23/2013, see http://www.spec.org for more information. SPARC T5-2 81,084 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 39,129 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS, result from https://blogs.oracle.com/BestPerf/resource/jbb2013/sparct5-922.pdf Cisco UCS B200 M3 62,393 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 23,505 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS, result from http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/ps10265/le_41704_pb_specjbb2013b200.pdf; Sun Server X4-2 52,664 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 20,553 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS, result from https://blogs.oracle.com/BestPerf/entry/20130918_x4_2_specjbb2013; Cisco UCS C220 M3 41,954 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 16,545 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS result from www.spec.org.