New SPECjAppServer2004 813.73 JOPS result using Glassfish 2 and Postgres
By tomdaly on Aug 21, 2007
Sun SPECjAppServer2004 813.73 JOPS@Standard result improves performance and lowers price (again) using Glassfish V2 and Postgres 8.2 DB on T2000.
Sun has submitted a new benchmark result of 813.73 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard which improves on the performance of the recent 778 JOPS number and at a reduced price for the tested system. The improvements are due to better database performance and a huge boost to the application server performance which enabled the number of application server machines in the tested configuration to be reduced from 3 to 2.
As I suggested in my comments regarding the recent Sun 778 JOPS result, at Sun we are in the early stages of working with open source communities such as the PostgreSQL community so really we have only just started to demonstrate how far these open source products will scale and how much money they can save your organisation.
Highlights : -
Approximately 4% better performance compared to the earlier 778 JOPS number
Decreased the price of the system.
By using Glassfish V2, we were able to reduce the cost of the system by about $US8K as we only needed 2 application server machines instead of 3.
The total purchase cost of the tested configuration is now only $US 57, 425
Improved price/performance from $US 84.98/JOPS to $US 70.57/JOPS (see below for full pricing of this result)
All open source software result so the purchase cost of the software (operating system, application server and database) is zero!
This system is supporting more than 6000 simulated concurrent users
note that SPECjApp2004 run rules ensure that during the test there is no (significant) single point of failure so these virtual users are running in a simulated production quality environment. E.g. log disks and database are mirrored and striped, the StorageTek 2540 array has battery backed cache in case of power fail etc.
Cost comparison against HP result (costing details for HP result)
Pricing calculations for Sun 813.73 JOPS result
I have used the bill of materials (bom) from the benchmark result to price this result.
All hardware prices come directly from the Sun US website as at 20th July 2007
go to http://www.sun.com/servers , choose a server and use the “get it” tab to be taken to the Sun store where you will find the pricing information
I have omitted minor items from the pricing like a keyboard etc
The pricing doesn't include support but if it did the result would look even better compared to results using commercial (non open source) software!
SPEC required disclosure : -
SPEC, SPECjAppServer reg tm of Standard Performance
Results from www.spec.org as of 22nd Aug 2007
All comparisons are based on the SPEC
SPECjAppServer2004JOPS@Standard metric from www.spec.org
or on pricing made using the bill of materials included
in each SPECjAppServer2004 result
Sun 813.73 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (Sun Fire X4200, 4 chips / 8 cores, T2000 1 chip / 8 cores)
HP 874.17 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@standard (rx2660 , 4 cores, 2 chips)