Red Hat Achieves World-record Java Benchmark Result with OpenJDK

Fri Apr 5, 2013 12:03pm EDT

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Demonstrates Leadership with Comprehensive Open Source Solution for
Enterprise-critical Java Operations
RALEIGH, N.C.--(Business Wire)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that OpenJDK (Open Java Development Kit) 7, running
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 posted a record result on the SPECjbb2013
benchmark.(1) Application performance remains an important attribute for many
customers, and this recent result validates the leading performance that is now
available from an open source implementation of the Java programming language. 

The benchmark is an industry-standard measurement of Java-based application
performance developed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).
With this result, OpenJDK 7 demonstrates its leadership in critical Java
operations per second (JOPS), the ground-breaking new metric for measuring
response time on the SPECjbb2013-Composite category of the benchmark. OpenJDK 7
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux supported 60 percent more critical JOPS than the
closest competitor running Oracle JDK 7 on Oracle Solaris.(2) The result
validates OpenJDK's ability to deliver world-class performance, and marks the
first open source entry into this server-side Java benchmark. 

Red Hat is currently a member of the OpenJDK board of directors and has long
been a leading contributor to the OpenJDK community, as well as being an active
supporter of Java-based application performance measurement tools. Red Hat also
participated in the development of the SPECjbb2013 benchmark, a completely
redesigned Java server benchmark that replaces SPECjbb2005. The new benchmark
has been developed from the ground up to measure performance based on the latest
Java application features, and is expected to be widely used by many interested
in Java server performance, including JVM vendors, hardware developers and Java
application developers. 

"Achieving a superior benchmark result demonstrates the powerful performance
capabilities of OpenJDK and highlights Red Hat's commitment to driving the
future of Java," said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platform,
Red Hat. "We are focused on extending our enterprise platform leadership into
Java and providing our customers with an open source solution that features
better overall performance and maximum throughput for critical applications." 

SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjbb are registered trademarks of Standard
Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Results as of 4/3/2013, see for more information. 

(1)Dell PowerEdge R720 server (2xIntel Xeon E5-2680, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6.4, OpenJDK 7 Update 9): 34,129 SPECjbb2013-Composite max-jOPS, 22,126
SPECjbb2013-Composite critical-jOPS. 

(2) Sun Server X2-4 (4xIntel Xeon E7-4870, Solaris 11.1, Oracle JDK 7 update 15
): 37,007 SPECjbb2013-Composite max-jOPS, 13,812 SPECjbb2013-Composite


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