By rickramsey on Apr 04, 2013
In response to the release of Oracle's SPARC T5 and M5 chips, which are dramatically faster than those of IBM, IBM responded by saying that speed was not as important as other qualities. Forbes begged to differ:
Assuming you agree, you'll be interested in some dyno runs of not only our SPARC chips, but also our applications running on them. Did I say dyno runs? I'm sorry, I meant benchmarks.
World's Fastest Database Server
Oracle’s new SPARC mid-range server running Oracle Solaris is the fastest single server for Oracle Database:
- Oracle’s SPARC T5-8 is the fastest single server for Oracle Database
- Oracle's SPARC T5-8 server has a 7x price advantage over a similar IBM Power 780 configuration for database on a server-to-server basis.
World's Fastest Server for Java
As you might expect, Java runs fastest on Oracle servers.
SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark World Record Performance
SPECjbb2013 Benchmark World Record Result
Why Solaris is the best platform for Enterprise Java
Optimizations to Oracle Solaris Studio COmpilers
The latest release of Oracle Solaris Studio includes optimizations for the new SPARC chips in its compilers. Larry Wake has more:
I'll Optimize Yours If You Optimize Mine
Since the Solaris and SPARC engineers get along so well, they have each optimized their technologies for each other: