SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server Beats IBM by 16% on SPECompL2001

The SPARC Enterprise M8000 set a new record for a 16 CPU system with SAP-SD 2 tier. The M9000 set a new World Record on the SPECompL2001 benchmark beating the best IBM result on SPECompL2001 by 16%. This benchmark is specific to testing HPC and scientific computing application performance is targeted to large scale (8-128) processors. The world record results reported on April 17, 2007, demonstrate the advanced computational and throughput capabilities of the new SPARC Enterprise Server system design (1).

And that ain't all...

M8000 Outperforms IBM p570 by 12% on Linpack

Sun's SPARC Enterprise systems continue to deliver industry leading performance with the SPARC Enterprise M8000 recently outperforming the best published POWER6 based system from IBM p570 by over 12% on the Linpack benchmark (Highly Parallel Computing) with results posted 7/12/07. The Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 delivered over 87% of the peak performance of the system while the IBM p570 system showed just under 80% of peak on the Linpack HPC benchmark (2).

More information on the SPARC Enterprise family is available here.

1 Results from www.spec.org as of 04/17/07. Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 (128 OMP threads, 128 cores, 64 chips, 2.4GHz) 1230446 SPECompL2001. IBM p5-595 (128 OMP threads, 64 cores, 32 chips) 1056459 SPECompL2001. SPEC, SPEComp reg tm of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard SAP ERP 2004/2005 application benchmark: Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 (16-way, 16 processors, 32 cores, 64 threads) 16 x 2.4 GHz SPARC64 VI, 256GB memory, 7,300 SD benchmark users, 1.98 sec. avg. response time, Cert#2007026, Oracle 10g database, Solaris 10. SAP, R/3, mySAP reg TM of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. More info www.sap.com/benchmark.

2 Linpack HPC, results from http://www.netlib.org/benchmark/index.html as of 07/13/07. Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 (SPARC64 VI @2.4, 16 chips, 32 cores), 268.6 GFLOPS. IBM p570 (POWER6 4.7GHz, 8 chips, 16 cores) 239.4 GFLOPS.

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