By tomdaly on Jun 18, 2007
Some while ago a technical hitch was noted on the Sun/Glassfish/MySQL result referenced here, the hitch was a small configuration error which mean't that the result didn't follow the SPECjAppServer run rules to the letter and so the result was removed from the SPEC web site (marked non compliant). Sun is committed to using and improving open source software and so with help from MySQL we resubmitted and republished this benchmark at SPEC. The updated result uses almost the same configuration as the initial result the signifcant changes were to use a StorageTek 3510 disk array and to use an updated release of the Sun 9.0 application server (Glassfish). You can find the new an improved result of 720.56 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard at http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2004/results/res2007q2/jAppServer2004-20070411-00063.html
Summary of price/performance
So using the bill of materials (BOM) from the submission the
price of the entire hardware and software stack is $US 59,260
(see below for calculations)
The price performance of this result is 59,260/720.56 or $US 82.24/JOPS
Please notice that the price analysis includes all of the major components hardware and software listed in the BOM.
I believe that this result demonstrates the leading price/performance for this benchmark (by a long way).
A couple of important notes / disclaimers :
The SunFire X4100 servers used in the submission are now older models, the current and (very similar) model is the SunFire X4100 part number A86-FGZ2BH4GKBA listed under “Config 3-M2” for which the price is listed at $US 5945.00 at the Sun shop
The prices below are in $US
All 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 or to check on my calculations
The prices are listed here for illustrative purposes only and are from the web site as at June 2007
I haven't included support in this calculation it looks at acquisition cost only
I haven't included the price of the screen and keyboard as this is a cost common to all submissions and only a minor amount
Bill of Materials for SPECjAppServer2004 Sun/MySQL 720.56 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 XTA3510R01A1R876 1 $22,495 $22,495 Sun Single-Port PCI Ultra320 SCSI HBA SGXPCI1SCSILM320-Z 1 $445 $445 Sun SunSpectum Upgrade: 3Y GOLD, 24x7 W9D-SE3510-24-3G 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 $0 $0 MySQL MySQL Network Gold Support 3 not priced not priced for 1 year ========== $59,260 ==========
Required Disclosure Statement:
SPECjAppServer2004 3x Sun Fire X4100 appservers (12 cores, 6 chips) and 1 Sun Fire X4100 database (4 cores, 2 chips) 720.56 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.