Oracle's Sun Fire X4800 server combines the compute capacity of up to eightIntel Xeon 7560 processors with Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Solaris StudioExpress software in a compact 5U form factor to provide betterperformance than any other x86 8-chip server, settingworld records for both integer and floating point throughput on theSPEC CPU2006 benchmark for 8-chip x86 systems.
  • The Sun Fire X4800 server, in combination with OracleSolaris 10 and Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 compiler, delivered results of 1380 SPECint_rate2006 and 936 SPECfp_rate2006.

  • The combination of the Sun Fire X4800, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio compiler software resulted in a better score than Fujitsu's PRIMEQUEST 1800E server, running Red Hat Linux and using Intelcompiler software.

Performance Landscape

SPEC CPU2006 Performance Charts - bigger is better, selected results, please see www.spec.org for complete results. All results as of 06/28/10.

In the tables below
"Base" = SPECint_rate_base2006 or SPECfp_rate_base2006
"Peak" = SPECint_rate2006 or SPECfp_rate2006


SPECint_rate2006 results

System Processors Base
Copies Performance Results Comments Cores/
Chips Type GHz Peak Base Sun Fire X4800 64/8 Xeon 7560 2.26 128 1380 1260 Solaris 10 Fujitsu 1800E 64/8 Xeon X7560 2.26 128 1339 1254 RHEL5.4 Linux HP DL785 G6 48/8 Opteron 8439 2.8 48 800 629
HP DL585 G7 48/4 Opteron 6176 2.3 48 782 610
Sun Fire X4640 48/8 Opteron 8435 2.6 48 730 574
SPECfp_rate2006 results

System Processors Base
Copies Performance Results Comments Cores/
Chips Type GHz Peak Base Sun Fire X4800 64/8 Xeon 7560 2.26 128 936 888 Solaris 10 Fujitsu 1800E 64/8 Xeon X7560 2.26 128 904 887 RHEL5.4 Linux HP DL585 G7 48/4 Opteron 6176 2.3 48 619 572
HP DL785 G6 48/8 Opteron 8439 2.8 48 513 473
Sun Fire X4640 48/8 Opteron 8435 2.6 48 470 434
Results and Configuration Summary

Hardware Configuration:

Sun Fire X4800

8 x 2.26 GHz Intel Xeon X7560
256 GB

Software Configuration:

Oracle Solaris 10 10/09
Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10
SPEC CPU2006 suite v1.1
MicroQuill SmartHeap Library v8.1

Benchmark Description

SPEC CPU2006 is SPEC's most popular benchmark, with over 8000 resultspublished in the three years since it was introduced. It measures:

  • "Speed" - single copy performance of chip, memory, compiler
  • "Rate" - multiple copy (throughput)
The rate metrics are used for the throughput-oriented systemsdescribed on this page. These metrics include:

  • SPECint_rate2006: throughput for 12 integer benchmarks derived from real applications such as perl, gcc, XML processing, and pathfinding
  • SPECfp_rate2006: throughput for 17 floating point benchmarks derived from real applications, including chemistry, physics, genetics, and weather.
There are "base" variants of both the above metrics that requiremore conservative compilation, such as using the same flags forall benchmarks.

See Also

Disclosure Statement

SPEC, SPECint, SPECfp reg tm ofStandard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results fromwww.spec.org as of 24 June 2010 and this report. Sun Fire X4800 1380 SPECint_rate2006, 936 SPECfp_rate2006.



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