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NEC Delivers Best Java Virtual Machine Performance for 4-socket Servers on SPECjbb2013 Benchmark

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, managed services and biometrics solutions, today announced with NEC Corporation in Japan that the Express5800/A2040b (A2040b) enterprise server with Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4890 v2 achieved the world record performance among 4-socket servers on the SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM benchmark powered by Oracle JDK 8.

SPECjbb2013 is SPEC’s current benchmark for evaluating the performance and scalability of environments running Java business applications, with a usage model based on a worldwide supermarket company with an IT infrastructure that handles a mix of POS requests, online purchases and data-mining operations.

The result consists of two metrics: the full capacity throughput (max-jOPS), which is a pure throughput metric, and the critical throughput (critical-jOPS), which is throughput under service level agreements (SLAs) specifying response times ranging from 10ms to 500ms.

The NEC Express5800/A2040b server breaks previous records in both pure throughput and response-time-aware throughput metrics.

The pure throughput of 177,753 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS for the 4-socket Intel Xeon processor E7- v2-based server outperforms the previous record held by an 8-socket Xeon server by a factor of 1.67. For the response-time-aware throughput, the measured 65,529 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS outperforms the previous record held by a two-socket Xeon server by a factor of 2.04. These scores also outperform the records held by a RISC server with the same number of CPU sockets by factors of 2.11 for MultiJVM max-jOPS and 1.29 in critical max-jOPS.


  1. 177,753 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 65,529 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS on NEC Express5800/A2040b server with 4 Intel Xeon processors E7-4890 v2 and 1024GB main memory, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.4 and Oracle Java Platform Standard Edition 8 HotSpot 64-bit Server VM 1.8.0 are independently published by NEC on Feb 18, 2014. NEC has submitted the result to SPEC.

    For complete data of the result, visit http://www.necam.com/docs/?id=9ce64b18-e7af-4d37-af35-9e67a9bff9da.

    NEC Expres5800/A2040b server will be orderable on Feb. 28, 2014, and generally available on March 28, 2014. General availability of Oracle HotSpot 64-bit Server VM 1.8.0 is planned for late March 2014.
  2. Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect the results published on http://www.spec.org as of Feb. 18, 2014, and the result by NEC referred in note 1 above.

    HP ProLiant DL980 G7, 106141 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 23268 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS, published on April 8, 2013.

    HP ProLiant ML350 Gen8, 57594 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 32103 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS, published on Oct. 16, 2013.

    Fujitsu SPARC M10-4S, 83909 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS, 50562 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS, published on July 9, 2013.

SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjbb are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC).

Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Red Hat and Red Hat Enterprise Linux are registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. in the US and other countries.

Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

The product name "Express5800/A2040b" in this release refers to a product that is available in North America.

© 2014 NEC Corporation of America. NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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