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Articles for the keywords: SPARC Enterprise T5440
20 Aug 2009 Sun SPARC Enterprise Servers Set Three World Records [22227]
On Industry-standard E-mail Serving and Java Benchmarks

Sun SPARC Enterprise servers with chip multi-threading (CMT) technology set three new world records on industry-standard e-mail serving and Java benchmarks, Sun reports. These include SPECjbb2005, an industry-standard benchmark that emulates the design of real-world server-side Java applications, and SPECmail2009 that is designed to simulate real-world corporate e-mail environments. Additionally, outstanding performance on the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition test and Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager were demonstrated.
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14 Aug 2009 Sun Servers with CoolThreads Accelerate IBM HTTP Server Crypto Operations [22091]
Additional Co-processor Cards, Special Licensing, Network Appliances Are Unnecessary

The Sun BluePrints Online paper "Accelerating IBM HTTP Server Cryptographic Operations Using Sun Servers with CoolThreads Technology" provides an overview of how to offload cryptographic operations onto Sun servers with CoolThreads technology to accelerate IBM HTTP Server (IHS) performance. For Sun servers with UltraSPARC T1, T2 or T2 Plus processors, on-chip cryptographic acceleration eliminates the need for additional co-processor cards, special licensing, network appliances or power hungry add-on components.
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07 Aug 2009 "Tuning Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam on Sun Servers with CoolThreads Technology" [22059]
Generational Performance Gains in Sun Processors Deliver Impessive Growth

The Sun BluePrints article "Tuning Symantec Brightmail Antispam on Sun Servers with Coolthreads Technology" provides background information on SBAS software and CoolThreads technology-powered servers, the configurations used for performance measurements, the challenges presented by benchmarking anti-spam software, and the actual steps used to tune the hardware/software combination to achieve the reported performance levels.
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07 Aug 2009 What's New on BigAdmin [22186]
As of August 5th, 2009

Monitoring Performance Counters for UltraSPARC T2 Plus External Coherency Hub Architecture

You can use the "busstat" command in the Solaris 10 OS to monitor performance counters for the external coherency hub on the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server. This tech tip provides references for further information on the UltraSPARC T2 Plus Crossbar coherency hub architecture (also known as "Zambezi").

Community-Submitted Content on BigAdmin

Recent submissions from BigAdmin readers cover sys admin and developer topics. For example, "Using Java Stack Trace as an Aid During Development Tasks" shows how Java stack trace can be used for more than debugging tasks. Another tech tip ("Using Sun QFS File System in a Disaster Recovery Setup") describes mounting Sun QFS at a disaster recovery site from a replicated or cloned disk.
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23 Jul 2009 Oracle Database on Sun CMT Hardware Sets New SAP Two-Tier SD Record [22132]
Also, Sun T5440 with 1.6 GHz UltraSPARC T2 Plus Delivers Record Performance on Oracle BI EE

Oracle and Sun set a world record four-processor result on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark running the SAP Enhancement Pack 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application (Unicode). The system configuration was comprised of a Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server equipped with four 1.6 GHz Sun UltraSPARC T2 Plus processors and the Oracle Database running on Solaris 10 for a result of 4,720 SAP SD Benchmark users.
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