Vega™ 3 Compute Appliance Raises the Bar for Java™ Performance
June 11, 2008
Mountain View, Calif. – June 11, 2008 – Azul Systems, the leading provider of enterprise-class application performanceand IT solutions for Java™ applications, today announced that its newly introduced Vega™ 3 Compute Appliance recorded world record results in the industry-standard SPECjbb2005® benchmark, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to providing customers with the highest performing solutions for Java enterprise computing.
SPECjbb2005 is the industry standard Java server benchmark for evaluating the performance of server-side Java applications. Azul’s recently announced Vega 3 system, featuring up to 864 processor cores and 768GB of memory in a single system, delivered the industry’s highest single instance score of 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 and 80% lower in cost.
The SPECjbb2005 record is testament to Azul’s innovation in Java™ computing and its ability to deliver world-class performance for real world applications. The significance of this performance leadership is that customers can now scale their business critical applications while computing on very large datasets of 100’s of GBytes of memory in a single application instance, and without the challenges of application stability or garbage collection pauses typical with traditional general purpose servers. With Azul, businesses can achieve extremely high transactional volumes and ultra fast response times with the deployment simplicity of an appliance.
“This SPECjbb2005 record is further proof that Azul’s products offer dramatic benefits over traditional solutions for enterprise Java applications,” said Scott Sellers, president and CEO, Azul Systems. “Our solutions provide companies with opportunities to run their businesses in environmentally-friendly ways by aiding datacenter virtualization initiatives and reducing power consumption costs yet still consistently improving the performance of their Java applications.”
SPECjbb2005 (Java Server Benchmark) is SPEC’s benchmark for evaluating the performance of server side Java. SPECjbb2005 evaluates the performance of server side Java by emulating a three-tier client/server system (with emphasis on the middle tier). The benchmark exercises the implementations of the JVM (Java Virtual Machine), JIT (Just-In-Time) compiler, garbage collection, threads and some aspects of the operating system. 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.
About Azul Systems
Azul Systems (www.azulsystems.com) is a global provider of enterprise server appliances that deliver virtualized compute and memory resources as a shared network service for transaction-intensive and QoS-sensitive applications built on the Java™ platform. Azul Compute Appliances enable Java-based applications to transparently achieve 5X to 50X improved performance by scaling and simplifying application integration. Our green friendly compute infrastructure supports the business priorities of today’s most demanding enterprise environments and delivers increased capabilities, capacity, and utilization at a fraction of the operating cost of traditional computing models.
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