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Archived Performance Articles
18 Oct 2016
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WebLogic Performance on SOLARIS SPARC Servers [57236]
By Juergen Kress

"My presentation and Live DEMO at 'Oracle Hardware Solutions Event'. Demonstrated live Java Server Loader (JSL) on Solaris Sparc T5-2 Server and did performance tests (CPU, Memory, Network Socket) instantly at session duration," blogs Juergen.
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26 Aug 2016
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Video: System Methodology - Holistic Performance Analysis on Modern Systems [55639]
insideHPC, August 26th, 2016

In this video from ACM Applicative 2016, Brendan Gregg from Netflix presents: System Methodology - Holistic Performance Analysis on Modern Systems.

"Traditional systems performance engineering makes do with vendor-supplied metrics, often involving interpretation and inference, and with numerous blind spots. Much in the field of systems performance is still living in the past: documentation, procedures, and analysis GUIs built upon the same old metrics. For modern systems, we can choose the metrics, and can choose ones we need to support new holistic performance analysis methodologies..."
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18 Aug 2016
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SPECjbb2015: SPARC S7-2 Multi-JVM and Distributed Results [55407]
BestPerf Blog

Oracle's SPARC S7-2 server, using Oracle Solaris and Oracle JDK, produced two-chip SPECjbb2015-Distributed and SPECjbb2015-MultiJVM benchmark results. This benchmark was designed by the industry to showcase Java performance in the Enterprise. Performance is expressed in terms of two metrics, max-jOPS which is the maximum throughput number and critical-jOPS which is critical throughput under service level agreements (SLAs).
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18 Aug 2016
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SPECjEnterprise2010: SPARC S7-2 Secure and Unsecure Results [55413]
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Brian blogs, "Oracle's SPARC S7-2 servers produced a SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 14,400.78 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS using one SPARC S7-2 server for the application tier and one SPARC S7-2 server for the database server.

The SPARC S7-2 servers also obtained a result of 14,121.47 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS using encrypted data. This secured result used Oracle Advanced Security Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for the application database tablespaces with the AES-128 cipher. The network connection between the application server and the database server was also secured using Oracle's Network Data Encryption with the JDBC driver and RC4-128 cipher..."
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06 Jul 2016
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SPECjEnterprise2010: Oracle Server X6-2 Top x86 Result [54250]
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Brian blogs, "Two Oracle Server X6-2 systems, using the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 processor, produced a world record for x86 systems SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 27,803.39 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. One Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the application tier and the second Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the database tier.

  • The Oracle Server X6-2 system demonstrated 44% better performance when compared to the IBM X3650 M5 server result of 19,282.14 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

  • The Oracle Server X6-2 system demonstrated 29% better performance when compared to the previous generation Oracle Server X5-2 system result of 21,504.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

  • This result used Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server 1.8.0_91, Oracle Database 12c, and Oracle Linux..."

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31 May 2016
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SAP Two-Tier Standard Sales and Distribution SD Benchmark: SPARC M7-8 World Record 8 Processors [53123]
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Oracle's SPARC M7-8 server produced a world record result for 8-processors on the SAP two-tier Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (8 chips / 256 cores / 2048 threads).

The SPARC M7-8 server achieved 130,000 SAP SD benchmark users running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

The SPARC M7-8 server is 1.5x faster per core than x86-based HPE Integrity Superdome X running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.

The SPARC M7-8 server result was run with Oracle Solaris 11 and used Oracle Database 12c.

Previously the SPARC T7-2 server set the 2-chip server world record achieving 30,800 SAP SD benchmark users running the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark using SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0.
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