Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 Continues To Surpass The Competition

The Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server has taken the #1 position on the SPECompL2001 benchmark, adding to its list of top benchmarks and world records.

The SPECompL2001 benchmark is an industry-standard test based on 11 high-performance computing applications. It is used to compare the performance of shared memory servers and represents a collection of applications that are used in high-energy physics, weather modeling, computational chemistry, mechanical design, etc. and consists of medium and large problem sets.

On the large problem set, designed for measuring and comparing 8 through 128 processor systems, the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server equipped with 2.52 GHz SPARC64 VII processors delivered a SPECompL2001 result of 1,456,653.

The Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server result beat the IBM p 570 result by 38% and outperformed the SGI Altix 4700 system equipped with the same number of Itanium2 cores, by 45%.

For more information on the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, go to: www.sun.com/servers.

To learn more about this SPECompL2001 benchmark result and other records that have been set by the Sun SPARC Enterprise family, click here

SPEC, SPEComp reg tm of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org as of 07/14/08. Sun results submitted to SPEC. Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 (256 cores, 64 chips, 192/256 OMP threads, 2.52GHz) 1456653 SPECompL2001, 1250890 SPECompLbase2001. IBM POWER5+ p570 (64 cores, 32 chips, 128 OMP threads, 2.3GHz) 1056459 SPECompL2001. SGI Altix 4700 (256 cores, 128 chips, 256 OMP threads, 1.6GHz) 1005076 SPECompL2001.


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