Sun Fire[tm] V1280 System Delivers Highest Dual-Node SPECjAppServer2001 Performance

2/11/2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) revealed a new SPECjAppServer2001 world record benchmark. The Sun Fire[tm] V1280 system, running the Solaris[tm] Operating Environment, demonstrated its scalability in application serving workloads, as the only 12-way system to run this benchmark in the dual-node category to date. A 12-CPU 900MHz UltraSPARC III Cu Sun Fire V1280 system (application server hardware) and an 8-CPU 900MHz UltraSPARC III Cu Sun Fire V880 system (database server hardware) recorded 521.86 BOPS at US$1,133.64/BOPS, running the Oracle9i Application Server and Oracle9i Database.

With the arrival in September 2002 of the SPECjAppServer2001 benchmark, the available tools for evaluating Java[tm] 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE[tm]) application servers have grown and improved. The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has designed the SPECjAppServer 2001 benchmark to exercise the J2EE application servers and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), as well as the server Systems Under Test (SUT). The new benchmark focuses on testing the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) container in a J2EE 1.2 server.

As a demonstration of Sun's leadership in J2EE application serving workloads, Sun systems now hold the performance records for both the Multiple-Node and Dual-Node categories of the SPECjAppServer2001 benchmark.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Sun, the Sun logo, Java, J2EE, Solaris, Sun Fire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. SPECjAppServer is a trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC). Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.

Competitive numbers shown reflect results published on as of 02/10/03. For the latest SPECjAppServer2001 results visit

Previous Page | News by Category | News Search

If you found this page useful, bookmark and share it on: