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Sun Sets Four-Way Record for Benchmark
Sun Microsystems announced that it set a record on the ECperf benchmark for a four-way system that has a maximum configuration of four CPUs, delivering a 38 percent increase in performance over all earlier results.
The company says that three Sun Fire V480 servers with 900 MHz UltraSPARC III processors running the Oracle9i Application Server Release 2 achieved 36,122 Benchmark Business Operations (BBops)/min@Std with a price performance of $12/BBops/min@Std. According to Sun, this configuration, which featured Sun's binary-compatible SPARC/Solaris platform, places the Sun Fire V480 server into the price-performance lead, underscoring the value of Sun's entry-level systems with enterprise-strength features at Wintel system price points. Sun announced a new record on the ECperf benchmark for a four-way system that has a maximum configuration of four CPUs, delivering a 38 percent increase in performance.
The ECperf benchmark focuses on performance at the application tier, modeling a Fortune 100 manufacturing business. Sun says that the results demonstrate that the Sun Fire V480 server running Oracle9i Application Server is efficient in handling complex and realistic application-tier workloads containing substantial business logic data.