Price-performance world record using all open source PostgreSQL/Solaris/Glassfish/T2000

A single Sun Fire T2000 Server running the all open source Solaris OS PostgreSQL 8.2 database and Glassfish V.2 open source Java EE 5 application server delivered 813.73 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS when tested under the SPECjAppServer benchmark. This represents the highest performance of any open source database solution on this benchmark, and delivers over 4x better price/performance than an equivalent result achieved with an HP Itanium 2 system, at half the power consumption.

SPECjAppServer2004 is the only industry standard benchmark used for Java EE 5 application servers. It measures the volume of transactions a particular system configuration can deliver while maintaining acceptible response times for 90% of the transactions. In addition to testing application server performance, it also tests database performance of servers deployed to support the application tier.

You can find the complete details of the test here.

Tom Daly, Sun's database benchmark expert, noted the new record in his blog.

SPECjAppServer2004: 1 Sun Fire T2000 (8 cores, 1 chip) and 2 Sun Fire X4200 (8 cores, 4 chips) 813.73 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard; SPEC, SPECjAppServer registered TM of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org as of 7/23/07.

 

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