Monday Jun 10, 2013

SPARC T5-8 Delivers Best Single System SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark running WebLogic 12c

SPARC T5-8 ServerOracle produced a world record single-server SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 27,843.57 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS using one of Oracle's SPARC T5-8 servers for both the application and the database tier.

  • The SPARC T5-8 server ran the Oracle Solaris 11.1 operating system and used Oracle Solaris Zones to consolidate eight Oracle WebLogic application server instances and one database server instance to achieve this result. The IBM system used LPARS and AIX V7.1.
  • This result demonstrated less than 1 second average response times for all SPECjEnterprise2010 transactions and represents JEE 5.0 transactions generated by 227,500 users.
  • The application server used Oracle Fusion Middleware components including the Oracle WebLogic 12.1 application server and Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM on Solaris, version 1.7.0_15. The database server was configured with Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
  • The 8-chip SPARC T5 processor based server is 2.6x faster than the 8-chip IBM POWER7+ processor based server.

Performance Landscape

Complete benchmark results are at the SPEC website, SPECjEnterprise2010 Results.

SPECjEnterprise2010 Performance Chart
Only Two Virtualized Results (App+DB on 1 Server) as of 5/1/2013

Submitter
EjOPS*
Java EE Server & DB Server

Oracle
27,843.57
1 x SPARC T5-8
8 chips, 128 cores, 3.6 GHz SPARC T5
Oracle WebLogic 12c (12.1.1)
Oracle Database 11g (11.2.0.3)

IBM
10,902.30
1 x IBM Power 780
8 chips, 32 cores, 4.42 GHz POWER7+
WebSphere Application Server V8.5
IBM DB2 Universal Database 10.1

* SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (bigger is better)

Configuration Summary(Oracle Summary)

Application and Database Server:

  • 1 x SPARC T5-8 server, with
  • 8 x 3.6 GHz SPARC T5 processors
  • 2 TB memory
  • 5 x 10 GbE dual-port NIC
  • 6 x 8 Gb dual-port HBA
  • Oracle Solaris 11.1 SRU 4.5
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.1)
  • Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM on Solaris, version 1.7.0_15
  • Oracle Database 11g (11.2.0.3)

Storage Servers:

  • 6 x Sun Server X3-2L (12-Drive), with
  • 2 x 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon
  • 16 GB memory
  • 1 x 8 Gb FC HBA
  • 4 x Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCI-E Card
  • Oracle Solaris 11.1
  • 2 x Sun Storage 2540-M2 Array
  • 12 x 600 GB 15K RPM SAS HDD

Switch Hardware:

  • 1 x Sun Network 10 GbE 72-port Top of Rack (ToR) Switch

Benchmark Description

SPECjEnterprise2010 is the third generation of the SPEC organization's J2EE end-to-end industry standard benchmark application. The new SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark has been re-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.

Key Points and Best Practices

  • Eight Oracle WebLogic server instances on the SPARC T5-8 server were hosted in 8 separate Oracle Solaris Zones to demonstrate consolidation of multiple application servers. The 8 zones were bound to 4 resource pools using 64 cores (4 cpu chips).
  • The Oracle WebLogic application servers were executed in the FX scheduling class to improve performance by reducing the frequency of context switches.

Read the full benchmark results here.

See Also SPECjEnterprise2010 Results Page & SPARC T5-8 Result Page at SPEC & SPARC T5-8 Server oracle.com OTN.

Disclosure Statement SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org as of 5/1/2013. SPARC T5-8, 27,843.57 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS; IBM Power 780, 10,902.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS; IBM Power 730, 13,161.07 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. Oracle server only hardware list price is $298,494 and total hardware plus software list price is $1,565,092 from http://www.oracle.com as of 4/24/2013.

IBM server only hardware list price is $835,555 and total hardware plus software cost of $2,174,152.00 based on public pricing from http://www.ibm.com as of 4/24/2013. IBM Power 730 server total hardware plus software cost of $819,451.00 based on public pricing from http://www.ibm.com as of 4/24/2013.

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Friday Jun 29, 2012

WebLogic Partner Community Newsletter June 2012

Dear WebLogic partner community member

Happy New fiscal Year FY13 - thanks for the FY12 middleware business! Our WebLogic Partner Community grew very fast to 800+ members!

To continue our joint successful business in the new fiscal year our top priorities in FY13 are:

If you can not attend our Summer Camps and our WebLogic 12c Bootcamps please register for the on-demand Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Sales Boot Camp & Oracle WebLogic Server 12c PreSales Boot Camp and the WebLogic Server: Diagnosing Performance Webcast

From June 1st 2012 ExaLogic Specialization is mandatory for re-sell! To support you with your opportunities we published the ExaLogic Kit & Cloud Application Foundation kit which includes sales ppt presentations and technical details!

We are also highly interested to run a joint iAS to WebLogic upgrade marketing campaign!

See you in Lisbon!

Jürgen Kress
Oracle WebLogic Partner Adoption EMEA

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Wednesday May 30, 2012

WebLogic Partner Community Newsletter May 2012

Dear WebLogic partner community member

Five Java Updates released! Oracle Java teams have delivered updated releases for:

  • Java SE 7 Update 4
  • Java SE 6 Update 32
  • JavaFX 2.1
  • Java SE for Embedded 7 Update 4
  • Java SE for Embedded 6 Update 32.

With this announcement Oracle will lead to become the #1 vendor in the Application Server Market Segment for 2012. Why are You #1? – make sure you submit your nomination for the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2012! Specialized partners can also submit their success stories for the Profit Magazine Specialized Issue #1. This newsletter issue will also cover an article on the World Record Two Processor Result with SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark.

To help our partners to become specialized, we are conducting the webcast series continue with Java Message Service with Java and Spring Framework on WebLogic and we add additional locations to our WebLogic 12c bootcamps.

Our Youtube video channels and the advisor webcast archived recordings train you in advanced topics. At the WebLogic Community Workspace we posted two additional document: Traffic Director & Traffic Management for ExaLogic – presentation / whitepaper. You can access these documents on WebLogic Community Beehive Workspace.

Jürgen Kress
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Wednesday Nov 02, 2011

WebLogic – Java record – SPARC T4-4 Servers Set World Record on SPECjEnterprise2010

SPARC T4-4 Servers Set World Record on SPECjEnterprise2010, Beats IBM POWER7, Cisco x86
Oracle produced a world record SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 40,104.86 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS using four of Oracle’s SPARC T4-4 servers in the application tier and two more SPARC T4-4 servers for the database server.
  • This result demonstrated a sustained Java EE 5 transaction load generated by approximately 320,000 users.

  • This result using 16 Oracle WebLogic 10.3.5 server instances demonstrated 4.8x better performance per application server instance when compared to the IBM result which used 32 WebSphere instances. 

  • The four SPARC T4-4 servers used for the application tier used Oracle Solaris Containers to consolidate four Oracle WebLogic application server instances on each server to achieve this result.

  • The two SPARC T4-4 servers used for the database tier hosted Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle RAC cluster software using Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM).

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware provides a family of complete, integrated, hot pluggable and best-of-breed products known for enabling enterprise customers to create and run agile and intelligent business applications. Oracle WebLogic Server’s on-going, record-setting Java application server performance demonstrates why so many customers rely on Oracle Fusion Middleware as their foundation for innovation.

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Complete benchmark results are at the SPEC website, SPECjEnterprise2010 Results.

SPECjEnterprise2010 Performance Chart as of 10/11/2011

Submitter EjOPS* Java EE Server DB Server

Oracle
40,104.86
4 x SPARC T4-4
4 chips, 32 cores, 3.0 GHz SPARC T4
Oracle WebLogic 11g (10.3.5)
2 x SPARC T4-4
4 chips, 32 cores, 3.0 GHz SPARC T4
Oracle 11g DB 11.2.0.2

Configuration Summary

Application Servers:

4 x SPARC T4-4 servers, each with

4 x 3.0 GHz SPARC T4 processors
512 GB memory
2 x 10GbE NIC
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11
Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Release 1 (10.3.5)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM on Solaris, version 1.6.0_26 (Java SE 6 Update 26)

Database Servers:

2 x SPARC T4-4 servers, each with

4 x 3.0 GHz SPARC T4 processors
1024 GB memory
2 x 10GbE NIC
4 x 8Gb FC HBA
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.2
Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2

Storage Servers:

8 x Sun Fire X4270 M2 (12-Drive)

1 x 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon
8 GB memory
1 x 8Gb FC HBA
Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11

8 x Sun Storage F5100 Flash Arrays

Switch Hardware:

2 x Sun Network 10GbE 72-port Top of Rack (ToR) Switch
1 x Brocade 5300 80-port Fiber Channel Switch

Benchmark Description

SPECjEnterprise2010 is the third generation of the SPEC organization’s J2EE end-to-end industry standard benchmark application. The new SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark has been re-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 container, servlets, and web services
  • The EJB container
  • JPA 1.0 Persistence Model
  • JMS and Message Driven Beans
  • Transaction management
  • Database connectivity
Key Points and Best Practices
  • Four Oracle WebLogic server instances on each SPARC T4-4 server were hosted in 4 separate Oracle Solaris Containers to demonstrate consolidation of multiple application servers.
  • Each Oracle Solaris Container was bound to a separate processor set, each contained 7 cores (total 56 threads). This was done to improve performance by reducing memory access latency by using the physical memory closest to the processors. The default set was used for network and disk interrupt handling.
  • The Oracle WebLogic application servers were executed in the FX scheduling class to improve performance by reducing the frequency of context switches.
  • The Oracle database processes were run in 2 processor sets using psrset(1M) and executed in the FX scheduling class. This improved performance by reducing memory access latency and reducing context switches.
  • The Oracle log writer process was run in a separate processor set containing 2 threads and run in the RT scheduling class. This insured that the log writer had the most efficient use of CPU resources.
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