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.
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.
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
Java EE Server & DB Server
1 x SPARC T5-8
8 chips, 128 cores, 3.6 GHz SPARC T5
Oracle WebLogic 12c (12.1.1)
Oracle Database 11g (184.108.40.206)
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 (220.127.116.11)
- 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
- 1 x Sun Network 10 GbE 72-port Top of Rack (ToR) Switch
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
- The web zone, servlets, and web services
- The EJB zone
- JPA 1.0 Persistence Model
- JMS and Message Driven Beans
- Transaction management
- Database connectivity
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
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
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.
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.
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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