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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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23 Jul 2009 Performance Testing of the New 1.6 GHZ UltraSPARC T2 and T2 Plus Processors [22135]
With Sun CMT Family of Systems

Record-breaking performance of the chip multi-threaded Sun SPARC Enterprise systems with newly released 1.6 GHz UltraSPARC T2 and T2 Plus processors have many bloggers examining the reported results and dissecting the numbers. The new processors were tested in the Sun CMT family of systems, including the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120, T5220, T5240, T5440 servers and the Sun Blade T6320 server module. Testings considered include SPECint_rate2006, SPECfp_rate2006, SPECjbb2005, SPECjAppServer2004, SAP Standard Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (BI EE) and Zeus ZXTM HTTPThroughput.
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20 Jul 2009 Server News Bites [22118]
Short Items of Interest on Sun Servers

  • Tape Library on Logical Domains on a Sun SPARC Enterprise T5240
  • Sun Fire X2270 Cluster Fluent Benchmark Results
  • Sun SSD Server Platform Bandwidth and IOPS (Speeds & Feeds)
  • The Future for SSD, Flash Technology
  • Comparison of Sun Volume Servers Product Line
  • Sun x86 SNMP Hardware Monitoring Agent
  • Sun Installation Assistant (SIA)
  • 300GB SAS Disk Drives Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Servers
  • Memcached on Sun X2270
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16 Jul 2009 Configuring Systems for Very High Bandwidth I/O [21964]
Enables Data-intensive Streaming Read/Write I/O Performance.

The Sun BluePrints Online paper "Configuring Systems for High Bandwidth I/O" by Kevin Colwell and Carolyn Bumatay describes a recipe for configuring systems to support the very high bandwidth I/O capabilities needed by such data-intensive applications as operational intelligence and surveillance, epidemic trend analysis and prediction, failure analysis of aircraft and ships, predictive traffic management, weather and ocean forecasting, virtual design, astronomy, human genomics, and other scientific disciplines that are data-intensive, and depend on streaming read/write I/O performance.
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07 Jul 2009 Logical Domains 1.2 Released with Nine New Features [22070]
Sun's Server Hardware Virtualization & Partitioning Technology for CoolThreads Servers

Logical Domains (LDoms) provides built-in virtualization capabilities for Sun's CoolThreads Servers. Recently released Version 2.1 provides support for:

  • CPU power management
  • jumbo frames
  • configuring domain dependencies
  • autorecovery of configurations
  • export of same backend multiple times
  • physical-to-virtual migration tool and
  • configuration assistant tools.

Other features and multiple bug fixes also have been implemented. LDoms 1.2 software is supported on the OpenSolaris 2009.06 release, Solaris 10 05/09 and earlier Solaris 10 patched versions.
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