Red Hat Achieves World-record Java Benchmark Result with OpenJDK

Red Hat Achieves World-record Java Benchmark Result with OpenJDK

Demonstrates Leadership with Comprehensive Open Source Solution for Enterprise-critical Java Operations

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Red Hat, Inc. (NYS: 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 [double check the math to confirm that 60 percent is accurate] 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 critical-jOPS.


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