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(February 11, 2003) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. has revealed a new SPECjAppServer2001 world record benchmark. The Sun Fire V1280 system, running the Solaris 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 J2EE application servers have grown and improved. The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has designed the SPECjAppServer 2001 benchmark to exercise the J2E... (more)

BEA Continues to Expedite SOA with JRockit 5.0 Java Virtual Machine

BEAWORLD, BEIJING, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, Inc. , a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced that its JRockit(R) JVM (Java Virtual Machine) has set another record, by netting a SPECjbb2000 benchmark result of 861,647 operations per second. The result, published last week by SPEC, a non-profit organization that maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks, was achieved using a Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST 480 server with 32 Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors and the JRockit JVM 5.0. The result was the best 32-way score on non-SMT/HT hardware. It was also better than any result produced by Sun's HotSpot JVM on a machine of the same configuration. "Data center administrators are constantly looking for ways to increase performance while simultaneously driving down costs, and one key component in that struggle is deploying the best ... (more)

SPEC Releases Java Enterprise Benchmark

Java EE Journal on Ulitzer The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) has released SPECjEnterprise2010, a new benchmark that measures full-system performance for Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application servers, databases and supporting infrastructure. SPECjEnterprise2010 was developed by SPEC’s Java subcommittee, which includes AMD, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP, and Sun Microsystems. Tools to Quantify Java EE Performance SPECjEnterprise2010 includes a real-world workload and features that stress the capabilities of Java EE 5 or later application servers, databases, and supporting software infrastructure and hardware systems. Java EE servers are used by organizations worldwide to implement applications utilizing web services, servlets, JSP, EJB 3.0 and JPA persistence providers. SPECjEnterprise2010 is a full-system benchmark, going beyond the Java E... (more)

IBM Simplifies and Speeds IT Operations for Small and Mid-Size Businesses With New Innovative Systems

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/31/06 -- IBM today announces the next generation of its leading "all-in-one" IT platform for small and mid-size businesses -- the System i5 line -- with major advances to help simplify IT operations. The new System i5 line helps small and medium businesses mask the complexity of IT operations, delivers excellent performance, and helps promote solutions innovation with broad application choices across four operating systems. IBM is delivering the System i5 line with its leading POWER5+ processor, a dual-core "system on a chip" that runs at speeds up to 2.2 GHz, and shows up to a 33 percent increase in performance over the current POWER5-based iSeries models. IBM is introducing a new version of its integrated operating system, i5/OS V5R4, plus extending greater flexibility to run Linux, AIX 5L and Microsoft Windows applications on t... (more)

Apple Introduces Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today unveiled a Developer Preview of Mac OS(R) X Server Snow Leopard(TM), the next major release of the world's easiest to use server operating system. Snow Leopard Server is a full 64-bit UNIX server operating system based on open standards that is up to twice as fast as its predecessor.* Snow Leopard Server includes innovative new features such as Podcast Producer 2, for automating the creation and publishing of podcasts, and Mobile Access Server with secure access to firewall-protected network services for iPhone(TM) and Mac(R). Snow Leopard Server is priced more affordably than ever at $499 with unlimited client licenses and will ship in September 2009. "Snow Leopard Server is our best and fastest server operating system ever, and unlimited client licenses make it an incredible value for any size busine... (more)

SGI Broadens Altix® UV Shared Memory Server Line with New High Performance Quad-Socket Altix® UV 10

SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Altix UV 10, a new high performance quad-socket server that enhances the range of data-intensive applications addressed by the Altix® UV product family. SGI also announced it has submitted world record breaking SPEC benchmark performance results with Altix® UV 1000 with Intel Xeon processor 7500 series (codenamed “Nehalem-EX”). The entire Altix UV product line (Altix UV 10, 100 and 1000) uniquely exploits the increased performance and scalability of the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series released today by Intel Corporation. “The Altix UV shared memory platform will enable business and technical applications to scale and perform at levels never before seen in our industry,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, SGI CEO. “Altix UV 10 is a key addition to the Altix UV... (more)

SGI étoffe sa gamme Altix® UV de serveurs à mémoire partagée avec le nouvel Altix® UV 10 quatre sockets haute performance

SGI (NASDAQ : SGI), leader mondial des solutions de calcul haute performance (HPC) et de centres de données, a annoncé aujourd’hui la disponibilité immédiate de l’Altix UV 10, un nouveau serveur haute performance quatre sockets qui accroît la gamme d’applications à forte concentration de données abordées par la gamme Altix® UV. SGI a également annoncé avoir soumis des résultats de tests SPEC de la performance battant le record mondial pour l’Altix® UV 1000 doté du processeur Intel Xeon 7500 Series (nom de code « Nehalem-EX »). Toute la gamme Altix UV (Altix UV 10, 100 et 1000) exploite de façon unique la performance et l’extensibilité accrues du processeur Intel Xeon 7500 Series qu’Intel Corporation vient de sortir aujourd’hui. « La plateforme à mémoire partagée de l’Altix UV va permettre aux applications techniques et d’entreprise d’évoluer et de fournir des perf... (more)

WebSphere vs WebLogic: IBM and BEA Spar Over SPEC Results

Benchmarks can mean whatever you want them to mean, it has always seemed. Although useful as a rough guide to performance, and sometimes price/performance, technology companies are famous for interpreting complex benchmark results as victories over their competition and them employing visual aids such as planes, snails, and automobiles to demonstrate their point. The latest benchmark brouhaha may be over the newly developed SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark from SPEC (the Warrenton, VA-based Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.) This benchmark is the latest in the "Java Client/Server" category, and replaces SPECjAppServer 2002, which has now been retired. It "is designed to measure the performance of J2EE 1.3 application servers, (and) includes an enhanced workload by adding a web tier, JMS, and other changes to SPECjAppServer2002," according to SPEC. And it has lent ... (more)

WebSphere vs WebLogic: IBM and BEA Spar Over SPEC Results

Benchmarks can mean whatever you want them to mean, it has always seemed. Although useful as a rough guide to performance, and sometimes price/performance, technology companies are famous for interpreting complex benchmark results as victories over their competition and them employing visual aids such as planes, snails, and automobiles to demonstrate their point. The latest benchmark brouhaha may be over the newly developed SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark from SPEC (the Warrenton, VA-based Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.) This benchmark  is the latest in the "Java Client/Server" category, and replaces SPECjAppServer 2002, which has now been retired. It "is designed to measure the performance of J2EE 1.3 application servers, (and) includes an enhanced workload by adding a web tier, JMS, and other changes to SPECjAppServer2002," according to SPEC. And it has lent i... (more)

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to WebLogic 9

WebLogic Server 9.0 is the most significant BEA Java application server release to date. Fully compliant with J2EE 1.4, this release tackles head-on the biggest challenge facing enterprise networks today: reducing overall cost of management and operations while delivering high reliability, continuous uptime, scalability, and mission-critical integration solutions. Since WebLogic 9.0's released, numerous people have said "Give me three reasons to upgrade to WebLogic 9.0." Because WebLogic 9.0 is so feature-rich and performance-driven, we can easily come up with 10 major reasons. Reason 10: Enhanced Web Services and SOA Architecture Now SOA Comes to its Prime Time WebLogic 9.0 delivers a consolidated and fully integrated Web services stack. BEA has pioneered some of the significant technologies in the Web services field, such as annotations-based Web services programmin... (more)

BEA Achieves Server-Side Java Benchmark Success With JRockit

"JRockit has proven to be the world's fastest Java Virtual Machine for server side applications running on Intel," said Guy Churchward, general manager, Java Runtime Products Group, BEA Systems, as BEA yesterday announced SPECjbb2005 benchmark results which show that JRockit has provided fastest per-CPU performance of a Java Virtual Machine for Server Side Applications running on Intel hardware. SPECjbb2005 was developed by the Java subcommittee of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) - a non-profit group of computer vendors, system integrators, universities, research organizations, publishers, and consultants - and the benchmark's workload represents an order processing application for a wholesale supplier. Systems integrators and end users use the benchmark to evaluate performance of hardware and software aspects of Java Virtual Machine servers. ... (more)