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Sun Achieves Top Results in Application Server Benchmark Results
Company Continues to Outperform Competitors in Price/Performance
September 27, 2004,
Volume 79, Issue 5

Set to prove their leadership in price/performance, Sun announced results from SPECjAppServer2002 that demonstrates its systems continue to outpace the competition. These new record results were achieved with a configuration that included two Sun FireTM V20z with 2 AMD Opteron processors running BEA WebLogic application server software and one Sun FireTM V40z with 4 AMD Opteron processors hosting MySQL database.

As of September 23, 2004, this hardware and software combination delivered a result of 1363.88 TOPS@MultipleNode with a price/performance of USD$82.74/TOPS@MultipleNode for the SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark. For the latest results, visit:

Results also show that Sun delivered the best price/performance of all environments tested, including those from IBM and HP, in a Multiple Node category. The combine power of Solaris TM Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) and AMD Opteron CPUs delivered 58 percent higher performance than a comparable solution from HP running RedHat Linux, at half of the price. Specific posted results from competitors were as follows:

  • For IBM running Websphere on Windows 2000 Server with 8xXeon@2.8GHz, DB2 on Windows 2000 Server with 2xXeon@2.8GHz, the result 448.12 TOPS@MultipleNode with a price performance of USD$647.52/TOPS@MultipleNode.

  • For HP running BEA WebLogic Server on RedHat Linux with 4xXeon@3GHz, Oracle9i Database Release 2 on 4xXeon@2.8GHz, the result was 863.40 TOPS@MultipleNode with a price/performance of USD$168.62/TOPS@MultipleNode.

For the entire results of this test, visit:

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