SPECjbb2000 has finally retired
By dagastine on Jan 09, 2006
SPECjbb2000 has finally retired! SPECjbb2005 has replace SPECjbb2000 and the competitive landscape has changed drastically. Strangely, a particular JVM vendor who showed strong performance in SPECjbb2000 doesn't seem to do as well with SPECjbb2005. Hmmm. Gone are the days when a stunt JVM can make broad claims in world record performance based on a 5 year old benchmark. No more risky lock elision optimizations for 30% gains and special object ordering and prefetching because GC is outside the measurement intervals. Good riddance I say!