Azul Vega delivers breakthrough scalability as demonstrated with IBM Trade6, Enterprise Service Bus, XMLMark and SPECjbb2005 performance benchmarks. On these industry-standard benchmarks which are representative of typical Java workloads, the Azul model 7380 has achieved record-setting performance results.
IBM Trade6 (formally IBM WebSphere® Performance Benchmark Sample) is a stock trading application designed and developed to cover the significantly expanding programming model and performance technologies associated with real-world workloads, enabling performance research and verification test of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 implementation including key performance components and features.² (Click image to zoom)
Azul Systems tested Enterprise Service Bus scalability as measured by transactions per second, which is the critical measure for service-oriented architecture (SOA) deployments. Scalability is paramount for this pivotal SOA component to handle the fast growing and unpredictable workloads of the numerous SOA services it supports. The test measures the highest sustainable number of transactions per second (TPS) achievable on a given platform as a function of the number of threads executing in parallel (Concurrency). (Click image to zoom)
XMLMark is an XML parsing benchmark originally created by Sun Microsystems. The test simulates a multi-threaded server program that processes multiple XML documents in parallel. This is very similar to an application server that deploys web services and concurrently processes a number of XML documents that arrive in as client requests.³ (Click image to zoom)
SPECjbb2005 Benchmark is the industry standard Java server benchmark for evaluating the performance of server-side Java applications by emulating a three-tier client/server system (with emphasis on the middle tier). The benchmark exercises the various components of the JVM (Java Virtual Machine), including the JIT (Just-In-Time) compiler, garbage collector, thread management. It also measures the performance of CPUs, caches, memory hierarchy and the scalability of shared memory processors (SMPs). SPECjbb2005 provides a new enhanced workload, implemented in a more object-oriented manner to reflect how real-world applications are designed and introduces new features such as XML processing and BigDecimal computations to make the benchmark a more realistic reflection of today's applications.
The Azul Vega 3 system, featuring up to 864 processor cores and 768GB of memory in a single system, delivers the industry's highest single instance score¹ 1,507,725 SPECjbb2005 bops (business operations per second) and 1,507,725 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM, demonstrating the unique ability to address the increasingly demanding needs of enterprise business critical Java applications. This new benchmark result is over 31% higher than the previous record.
SPEC® and SPECjbb2005® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Competitive claims reflect results published on www.spec.org as of June 15, 2008. For details of the score, visit SPECjbb2005: http://www.spec.org/osg/jbb2005/results/res2008q2/jbb2005-20080602-00501.html.
¹ Competitive claims reflect results published on www.spec.org as of June 15, 2008.
² Trade6 Throughput comparisons are based on results using IBM Trade6 application
³ Based on average performance across SAX1, SAX2 and SAX3