SPARC T3-2 sets World Record on SPECjvm2008 Benchmark
By Kevin Kelly on Sep 24, 2010
World Record SPECjvm2008 ResultOracle's SPARC T3-2 server equipped with two SPARC T3 processors running at 1.65 GHz delivered a World Record result of 320.52 SPECjvm2008 Peak ops/m on the SPECjvm2008 benchmark.
The SPARC T3-2 server demonstrates better performance than servers equipped with 2 Intel Xeon processors.
This result was produced using Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle JDK 6 Update 21 Performance Release.
There are no SPECjvm2008 results published by IBM on POWER7 based systems.
The SPARC T3-2 server demonstrates Oracle's position of leadership in Java-based computing by publishing world record results for the SPECjvm2008 benchmark.
Complete benchmark results are at the SPECjvm2008 website.
SPECjvm2008 Performance Chart
(ordered by performance)
|SPARC T3-2||2 x 1.65 GHz SPARC T3||-||320.52|
|Sun Blade X6270||2 x 2.93 GHz Intel X5570||317.13||-|
|Sun Fire X4450||4 x 2.66 GHz Intel X7450||283.79||-|
|Sun Fire X4450||4 x 2.93 GHz Intel X7350||260.08||-|
base: SPECjvm2008 Base ops/m (bigger is better)
peak: SPECjvm2008 Peak ops/m (bigger is better)
Results and Configuration Summary
256 GB memory
Java Platform, Standard Edition, JDK 6 Update 21 Performance Release
SPECjvm2008 (Java Virtual Machine Benchmark) is a benchmark suite for measuring the performance of a Java Runtime Environment (JRE), containing several real life applications and benchmarks focusing on core java functionality. The suite focuses on the performance of the JRE executing a single application; it reflects the performance of the hardware processor and memory subsystem, but has low dependence on file I/O and includes no network I/O across machines.
The SPECjvm2008 workload mimics a variety of common general purpose application computations. These characteristics reflect the intent that this benchmark will be applicable to measuring basic Java performance on a wide variety of both client and server systems.
SPEC also finds user experience of Java important, and the suite, therefore, includes startup benchmarks and has a required run category called base, which must be run without any tuning of the JVM to improve the out of the box performance.
SPECjvm2008 benchmark highlights:
- Leverages real life applications (like derby, sunflow, and javac) and area-focused benchmarks (like xml, serialization, crypto, and scimark).
- Also measures the performance of the operating system and hardware in the context of executing the JRE.
Key Points and Best Practices
- Enhancements to the JVM had a major impact on performance
SPEC and SPECjvm are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org and this report as of 9/16/2010. SPARC T3-2 320.52 SPECjvm2008 Peak ops/m, Sun Blade X6270 317.13 SPECjvm2008 Base ops/m.