Oracle's Sun Fire X4470 server, with four Intel Xeon X7560 processors capableof running OpenMP applications with 64 compute threads, deliveredoutstanding performance on the both medium and large suites of theindustry-standard SPEC OMP2001 benchmark.

  • The Sun Fire X4470 server running the Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 operating system with Oracle Solaris Studio 12Update 1 compiler software, produced the top x86 result onSPECompM2001.

  • The Sun Fire X4470 server running the Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 operating system with Oracle Solaris Studio 12Update 1 compiler software, produced the top x86 result onSPECompL2001.



  • The Sun Fire X4470 server beats IBM Power 750 Express POWER7 3.55 GHzSPECompM2001 score by 14%, while the Sun Fire X4470 server uses half the number ofOpenMP threads compared to the IBM Power 750.
  • The Sun Fire X4470 server with four Intel Xeon 7560processors, running 64 OpenMP threads, achieved SPEC OMP2001results of 118,264 SPECompM2001 and 642,479 SPECompL2001.

Performance Landscape

SPEC OMP2001 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" = SPECompLbase2001 or SPECompMbase2001
"Peak" = SPECompLpeak2001 or SPECompMpeak2001


SPEC OMPL2001 results

System Processors Base
Threads Performance Results Cores/
Chips Type GHz Peak Base Sun Fire X4470 32/4 Xeon 7560 2.26 64 642479 615790 Cisco UCS C460 M1 32/4 Xeon 7560 2.26 64 628126 607818 Intel QSSC-S4R X7560 32/4 Xeon 7560 2.26 64 610386 591375 Sun/Fujitsu SPARC M8000 64/16 SPARC64 VII 2.52 64 581807 532576 SPEC OMPM2001 results

System Processors Base
Threads Performance Results Cores/
Chips Type GHz Peak Base Sun Fire X4470 32/4 Xeon 7560 2.26 64 118264 95650 Cisco UCS C460 M1 32/4 Xeon 7560 2.26 64 109077 100258 SGI Altix UV 10 32/4 Xeon 7560 2.26 64 107248 96797 Intel QSSC-S4R X7560 32/4 Xeon 7560 2.26 64 106369 98288 Sun/Fujitsu SPARC M8000 64/16 SPARC64 VII 2.52 64 104714 75418 IBM Power 750 Express 32/4 POWER7 3.55 128 104175 92957 Results and Configuration Summary

Hardware Configuration:

Sun Fire X4470

4 x 2.26 GHz Intel Xeon X7560
256 GB

Software Configuration:

Oracle Solaris 10 10/09
Oracle Solaris Studio Update 1
SPEC OMP2001 suite v3.2

Benchmark Description

The SPEC OMPM2001 Benchmark Suite was released in June 2001 and testsHPC performance using OpenMP for parallelism.

  • 11 programs (3 in C and 8 in Fortran) parallelized using OpenMP API
Goals of the suite:
  • Targeted to mid-range (4-32 processor) parallel systems
  • Run rules, tools and reporting similar to SPEC CPU2006
  • Programs representative of HPC and Scientific Applications
The SPEC OMPL2001 Benchmark Suite was released in June 2001 and testsHPC performance using OpenMP for parallelism.

  • 9 programs (2 in C and 7 in Fortran) parallelized using OpenMP API
Goals of the suite:
  • Targeted to larger parallel systems
  • Run rules, tools and reporting similar to SPEC CPU2006
  • Programs representative of HPC and Scientific Applications
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, SPEComp reg tm ofStandard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results fromwww.spec.org as of 28 June 2010 and this report. Sun Fire X4470 (4 chips, 32 cores, 64 OpenMP threads) 642,479 SPECompL2001, 118264 SPECompM2001.



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