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SPECjEnterprise2010: SPARC S7-2 Secure and Unsecure Results

Brian Whitney
Principal Software Engineer

Oracle's SPARC S7-2 servers produced a SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 14,400.78 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS using one SPARC S7-2 server for the application tier and one SPARC S7-2 server for the database server.

The SPARC S7-2 servers also obtained a result of 14,121.47 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS using encrypted data. This secured result used Oracle Advanced Security Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for the application database tablespaces with the AES-128 cipher. The network connection between the application server and the database server was also secured using Oracle's Network Data Encryption with the JDBC driver and RC4-128 cipher.

  • The SPARC S7-2 server, equipped with two SPARC S7 processors, demonstrated 43% better SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS/app-server-cores performance compared to the Oracle Server X6-2 system result.

  • The SPARC S7-2 server, equipped with two SPARC S7 processors, demonstrated 50% better SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS/app-server-cores performance compared to the Oracle Server X5-2 system result.

  • The SPARC S7-2 server, equipped with two SPARC S7 processors, demonstrated 31% better SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS/core performance compared to the 2-chip IBM x3650 server result.

  • The application server used Oracle Fusion Middleware components including the Oracle WebLogic 12.2 application server and Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM on Solaris, version 1.8.0_92. The database server was configured with Oracle Database 12c Release 1.

  • The benchmark performance using the secure SPARC S7-2 server configuration with encryption ran within 2% of the performance of the non-secure SPARC S7-2 server result.

Performance Landscape

Select single application server results.  Complete benchmark results are at the SPEC website,  SPECjEnterprise2010 Results.
 
SPECjEnterprise2010 Performance Chart
7/6/2016
Java EE Server DB Server EjOPS app
cores
EjOPS
/appcore
1 x SPARC S7-2
2 x 4.27 GHz SPARC S7
Oracle WebLogic 12c (12.2.1)
1 x SPARC S7-2
2 x 4.27 GHz SPARC S7
Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2)
14,400.78 16 900
1 x SPARC S7-2
2 x 4.27 GHz SPARC S7
Oracle WebLogic 12c (12.2.1)
Network Data Encryption for JDBC
1 x SPARC S7-2
2 x 4.27 GHz SPARC S7
Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2)
Transparent Data Encryption
14,121.47 16 882
1 x Oracle Server X6-2
2 x 2.2 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
Oracle WebLogic 12c (12.2.1)
1 x Oracle Server X6-2
2 x 2.2 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2)
27,803.39 44 631
1 x Oracle Server X5-2
2 x 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3
Oracle WebLogic 12c (12.1.3)
1 x Oracle Server X5-2
2 x 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3
Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2)
21,504.30 36 597
1 x IBM System x3650 M5
2 x 2.6 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3
WebSphere Application Server V8.5
1 x IBM System x3850 X6
4 x 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2
IBM DB2 10.5 FP5
19,282.14 28 688
1 x IBM Power S824
4 x 3.5 GHz POWER 8
WebSphere Application Server V8.5
1 x IBM Power S824
4 x 3.5 GHz POWER 8
IBM DB2 10.5 FP3
22,543.34 24 939
 

EjOPS – SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (bigger is better)
app cores – application server cores used
EjOPS/appcore – SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS divided by total application
server cores (bigger is better)

Configuration Summary

Application Server:

1 x SPARC S7-2 server, with
2 x SPARC S7 processor (4.27 GHz)
512 GB memory (16 x 32 GB)
2 x 600 GB SAS-3 HDD
2 x 400 GB SAS-3 SSD
2 x Sun Dual Port 10 GBase-T Network Adapter
Oracle Solaris 11.3
Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.2.1)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM on Solaris, version 1.8.0_92
 

Database Server:

1 x SPARC S7-2 server, with
2 x SPARC S7 processor (4.27 GHz)
512 GB memory (16 x 32 GB)
2 x 600 GB SAS-3 HDD
1 x Sun Dual Port 10 GBase-T Network Adapter
2 x Sun Storage 16 Gbit Fibre Channel Universal HBA
Oracle Solaris 11.3
Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2)
 

Storage Servers:

1 x Oracle Server X6-2L (24 Slot Disk-Cage), with
2 x Intel Xeon Processor E5-2643 v4 (3.4 GHz)
256 GB memory
1 x Sun Storage 16 Gbit Fibre Channel PCI-E HBA dual port
2 x 3.2 TB NVMe SSD
2 x 600 GB SAS-3 HDD
Oracle Solaris 11.3 (11.3.8.0.4)
 
1 x Oracle Server X6-2L (24 Slot Disk Cage), with
2 x Intel Xeon Processor E5-2643 v4 (3.4 GHz)
256 GB memory
1 x Sun Storage 16 Gb Fibre Channel PCI-E HBA dual port
14 x 600 GB 10k RPM SAS-3 HDD
Oracle Solaris 11.3 (11.3.8.0.4)
 
1 x Brocade 6510 16 Gb FC switch
 

Benchmark Description

SPECjEnterprise2010 is the third generation of the SPEC organization's J2EE end-to-end industry standard benchmark application. The SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark has been designed and developed to cover the Java EE 5 specification's significantly expanded and simplified programming model, highlighting the major features used by developers in the industry today. This provides a real world workload driving the Application Server's implementation of the Java EE specification to its maximum potential and allowing maximum stressing of the underlying hardware and software systems,

  • The web zone, servlets, and web services
  • The EJB zone
  • JPA 1.0 Persistence Model
  • JMS and Message Driven Beans
  • Transaction management
  • Database connectivity

Moreover, SPECjEnterprise2010 also heavily exercises all parts of the underlying infrastructure that make up the application environment, including hardware, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers, and the system network.

The primary metric of the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark is jEnterprise Operations Per Second (SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS). The primary metric for the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark is calculated by adding the metrics of the Dealership Management Application in the Dealer Domain and the Manufacturing Application in the Manufacturing Domain. There is NO price/performance metric in this benchmark.

See Also

Disclosure Statement

SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance  Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org as of 7/6/2016.  SPARC S7-2, 14,400.78 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (unsecure); SPARC S7-2, 14,121.47  SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (secure); Oracle Server X6-2, 27,803.39 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS  (unsecure); Oracle Server X5-2, 21,504.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (unsecure); IBM Power S824,  22,543.34 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (unsecure); IBM System x3650 M5, 19,282.14  SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (unsecure).

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