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Whitepaper On the Web http://www.sun.com/servers Scaling Application Performance with Throughput Computing February 2004 Sun Fire Enterprise Servers and the UltraSPARC IV Processor
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P0 Table of Contents ©2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Table of Contents Delivering on Sun’s Throughput Computing Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 The Diminishing Returns of Complex Processor Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Chip Multi-Threading (CMT): A Better Approach for Network Computing . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Sun’s Balanced Architecture for Throughput Computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sun Fire Enterprise Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 A Scalable Range of High-Performance Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Unprecedented Investment Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Key Technology for Scalability and Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Real-World Performance Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 SPEC CPU2000 Int_Rate (Sun Fire E6900 server) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 SAP R/3 Enterprise 4.70 2-Tier SD Benchmark (Sun Fire E20K and E4900 Servers) . . . . 15 Manugistics Fulfillment v7.1 “Plan” Benchmark (Sun Fire 6800, E4900, and E6900 Servers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 SPEC JBB2000 (Sun Fire E6900 server) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SPEC OMPL2001 (Sun Fire E25K Server) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
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Delivering on Sun’s Throughput Computing Vision P1 Chapter 1 Delivering on Sun’s Throughput Computing Vision The need for computational throughput in the modern data center has never been greater. Truly immense numbers of people and devices now depend on network computing for their day-to-day interactions with everything from wireless phones, to PDAs, to packages of razor blades increasingly assuming a network presence. This enormous increase in connectivity brings new opportunities and new demands for applications and services that can redefine the ways that companies do business, both internally and with their customers. Unfortunately, IT budgets remain strictly limited and organizations are trying to do more with less — a goal often frustrated by complex and sprawling data-center environments. In fact, Sun estimates that as much as 70 percent of IT budgets are currently spent just maintaining data- center operations, with only 30 percent left over to add new services. Simply deploying more servers is clearly not an option for most, with additional servers often contributing to greater complexity and higher administrative costs while requiring more time to add new network services. In the face of these challenges, Sun understands that increased performance and utilization can help reduce the cost of operations. Getting more work done with fewer servers lowers the cost and complexity of managing the IT environment, ultimately making more funding available for desperately-needed services that actually improve the business. Sun’s throughput computing vision is dedicated to doing just that, providing greater real-world performance and throughput that lets organizations be more productive with fewer servers while taking costs out of operations.
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P2 Delivering on Sun’s Throughput Computing Vision ©2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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