SPEC CPU2017: 1-Chip VM with SPARC M7 Produces Best Per-Chip Throughput

Oracle's SPARC M7 processor delivers best throughput per chip as measured by the newly-announced benchmark suite SPEC CPU2017. The SPARC M7 processor achieved world record per-chip scores: 114 SPECrate2017_int_base, 123 SPECrate2017_int_peak, 111 SPECrate2017_fp_base, 118 SPECrate2017_fp_peak. The SPARC M7 processor beat the Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX2560 M2 with Intel Xeon Processor E5-2699A v4 per chip by: 1.4 times on SPECrate2017_int_base 1.5 times on SPECrate2017_fp_base The SPARC...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Benchmark | Read More

Java Streams 3x to 20x Faster with Hardware Acceleration on Oracle's SPARC Servers, a Step-by-Step Guide

Thanks to Karthik Ganesan for providing the majority of this content. The Java streams abstraction in JDK 8 provides an easy way to write and efficiently execute aggregate operations on large datasets. A key driver for this work is making parallelism more accessible to developers. In addition, Java Stream programs are often more concise, understandable and maintainable. Oracle's SPARC M7 and S7 processors can seamlessly make Java Streams programs 3x to 22x faster than x86. This...

Friday, May 12, 2017 | General Information | Read More

SPC-2: Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2 (SSD)

Running the SPC-2 benchmark, the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2 appliance using SSDs delivered SPC-2 Price-Performance of $8.89 and an overall score of 24,397.12 SPC-2 MBPS. The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2 appliance delivered 1.5x improved performance and 1.4x improved price performance over the previous generation Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 appliance as shown by the SPC-2 benchmark. Oracle holds four of the top ten price-performance results on the SPC-2 benchmark, more than any other...

Friday, April 7, 2017 | Benchmark | Read More

SPC-2: Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2 (HDD)

Running the SPC-2 benchmark, the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2 appliance with 12 trays of HDD delivered SPC-2 Price-Performance of $12.93 and an overall score of 19,610.36 SPC-2 MBPS. Oracle holds four of the top ten price-performance results on the SPC-2 benchmark, more than any other company. Oracle holds four of the top ten performance results on the SPC-2 benchmark, more than any other company. The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS5-2 appliance has nearly a 2.0x performance advantage over...

Friday, April 7, 2017 | Benchmark | Read More

Improving Algorithms in Spark ML, Open call to community

One of the higher level goals of Spark MLlib should be to improve the efficiency of the ML algorithms that already exist. Currently ML has a reasonable coverage of the important core algorithms. The work to get to feature parity for DataFrame-based API and model persistence are important. Apache Spark needs to use higher-level BLAS3 and LAPACK routines, instead of BLAS1 & BLAS2. For a long time we've used the concept of compute intensity (compute_intensity...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | General Information | Read More

Accelerating Spark SQL Using SPARC with DAX, 16x faster per core over and above Spark 2.1.0 with Tungsten

The explosive growth of data and the opportunity to discover insights from that data have never been greater, but the performance challenges of these massive calculations can be daunting. Apache Spark SQL provides a powerful way for data scientist to easily process lots of data quickly. Apache Spark is rapidly evolving. Spark SQL and the new abstractions of Datasets/DataFrames provides a more expressive and powerful way to write code than previously possible with Spark's...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | General Information | Read More
 

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