GlassFish Benchmark Results Keep Climbing

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When Eduardo highlighted the excellent SPECjAppServer 2004 results for GlassFish v1 and PostgreSQL, he speculated that "GlassFish v2 should enable a better number (or similar number on cheaper hardware)."

Now, just two weeks later, we have a new SPECjAppServer 2004 result which does use GlassFish v2 (while keeping PostgreSQL 8.2.4 for the DB). Its 813.73 JOPS are about 4.5% better than the 778.14 JOPS obtained in the earlier run with GlassFish v1. And, as Jignesh describes, these new results were obtained using about 33% less hardware. So Eduardo's predication was right on both counts--a better number and cheaper hardware.

Disclaimers: SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjAppServer 2004 are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on as of 07/23/06. The comparison presented is based on GlassFish v2 run on Sun Fire X4200 (4 chips, 8 cores) - 813.73 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard and GlassFish v1 run on Sun Fire X4200 (6 chips, 12 cores) - 778.14 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard. For the latest SPECjAppServer 2004 benchmark results, visit

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Also check this Detailed Report on the cost / performance. - eduard/o

Posted by eduardo pelegri-llopart on July 26, 2007 at 12:25 AM PDT #

And this other one by tom daly's:

Posted by eduardo pelegri-llopart on August 21, 2007 at 03:51 PM PDT #

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