Pricing SPECjAppServer2004 Submissions

Pricing details for Sun's SPECjAppServer2004 712.87 JOPS result

One of the disclosures made in each of the SPECjAppServer2004 submissions is the “Bill of Materials” or BOM. The BOM is designed to enable users of the benchmark information to see all of the components that were used to achieve the result and to enable users to price the entire configuration in a consistent way. This then allows price or price/performance comparisons to other benchmark submissions and importantly it allows users of the benchmark to check price/performance claims made by vendors. To demonstrate how to use the BOM and also to further highlight the terrific price/performance of the Sun/MySQL 712.87 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS result , I have priced the benchmark result (below) by reproducing the BOM from the benchmark page at www.spec.org and attaching list prices from the Sun (http://www.sun.com) and MySQL (http://www.mysql.com) websites.

Robert Lee has a good summary of the price/performance benefits of the Sun/MySQL result here, but to recap Sun's result of 712.87 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS at a total acquisition price of $US51,780 represents $US72.64 / SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS while the comparable HP result of 1664.36 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS $US1,034,103 represents $US621.32 JOPS.

A couple of important disclaimers :

  • The prices below are in $US

  • The prices for Sun products below come from the Sun web site http://www.sun.com and hence the web site is the correct place to make purchasing enquiries

  • The prices are listed here for illustrative purposes only and are from the web site as at June 1 2006

  • I haven't included support in this calculation it looks at acquisition cost only

  • I haven't bothered to include the price of the screen and keyboard as this is a cost common to all submissions.


Bill of Materials for SPECjAppServer2004 Sun/MySQL 712 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS result

Supplier  Description                                Product #            Qty     Unit Price      Price
--------  ----------------------------------------   ------------------   ---     ----------      -------
Sun       Sun Fire X4100 (2x285,4x2GB,2X73GB)        A64-EGB2-2H-8G-CB7    3      $8995           $26,985
Sun       Solaris 10 RTU                                                   3      $0              $0
Sun       SunSpectrum Upgrade: 3YGOLD, 24x7          W9D-A64-24-3G         3      not priced      not priced 

Sun       Sun Fire X4100 (2x285,4x2GB,2X73GB)        A64-EGB2-2H-8G-CB7    1      $8995           $8995
Sun       Solaris 10 RTU                                                   1      $0              $0
Sun       Single-Port PCI Ultra320 SCSI HBA          SGXPCI1SCSILM320-Z    1      $340            $340      
Sun       SunSpectrum Upgrade: 3YGOLD, 24x7          W9D-A64-24-3G         1      not priced      not priced

Sun       Sun StorEdge 3320, 12x73GB, 1 RAID CONT    XTA3320R01A1T876      1      $15,460         $15,460
Sun       SunSpectum Upgrade: 3Y GOLD, 24x7          W9D-SE3310-24-3G      1      not priced      not priced
Sun       17" Entry Color Monitor                    X7147A                1
Sun       PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse                      #320-1261             1

Sun       Sun Java System Application Server                                      $0              $0
          Platform Edition 9.0 

Sun       Sun Java System Application Server         SJSAS-PE9F-1PR        9      not priced      not priced
            Platform Edition 9.0 
            Premium Support per CPU for 1 year

MySQL     MySQL Database 5.0                         
MySQL     MySQL Network Gold Support                                       3      $0              $0
            for 1 year
                                                                                                  ==========
                                                                                                  $51,870
                                                                                                  ==========



Required Disclosure Statement:

  • SPECjAppServer2004 3x Sun Fire X4100 appservers (12 cores, 6 chips) and 1 Sun Fire X4100 database (4 cores, 2 chips) 712.87 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.

  • SPECjAppServer 2004 3x Sun Fire V20z appservers (6 cores, 6 chips) and 1 Sun Fire V20z database (2 cores, 2 chips) 266.01 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.

  • BEA Systems: SPECjAppServer2004 6x HP DL380 G4 appservers (12 cores, 12 chips ) and 1 HP rx8620-Intel Itanium 2 database (16 cores, 16 chips) 1,664.36 JOPS@Standard.

  • All results from www.spec.org as of 05/25/06. SPEC, SPECjAppServer reg tm of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation








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