SANTA CLARA, Calif.- ( Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced the new SPECjbb2005 world record score, which beats all other x86 systems on the market. The Sun Fire(TM) X4600 M2 server, equipped with eight Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) model 8360SE processors and running the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS), posted an x86 World Record score of 683,542 SPECjbb2005 bops (85,443 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM). In the benchmark results, the Sun Fire X4600 M2 server demonstrated that it is 53% faster than the Dell PowerEdge R900 and is able to perform 75% more Java business operations than the Dell PowerEdge R905 in the same physical footprint.

The SPECjbb2005 (Java(TM) Business Benchmark) measures the performance of a Java-implemented application server in the middle tier of a 3-tier architecture. It is based on the order processing application of a wholesale supplier and emulates the real-world server-side Java application while providing an accurate reflection of the business logic and objects relevant to the wholesale operation. The benchmark is designed to stress the implementation of the Java(TM) Virtual Machine (JVM) and the scalability of the system’s processors and memory, and is often relied upon in sizing and scaling exercises done by potential customers.

“The SPECjbb2005 score on a Sun and AMD platform is a strong testament to the heavyweight performance of Sun’s unique 8-socket system design and the performance and scalability of the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor,” said Margaret Lewis, director, Software Strategy, AMD. “SPECjbb2005 provides a relevant, useful metric for IT managers to evaluate how well their Java-based applications will run on this platform and with the selection of the Sun Fire X4600 M2 server, they will be selecting a clear winner.”

“This benchmark is a result of Sun’s design innovation combined with AMD’s fastest Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors,” said Arvie Martin, marketing manager of x64 systems, Sun Microsystems. “The newly available quad-core Sun Fire X4600 M2 server beats the x86 competition on this benchmark by a wide margin.”

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The Sun Fire X4600 M2 server with Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors packs the power of eight processors into a compact 4RU, energy-efficient system, offering up to twice the compute density of competitive servers. The scalable Sun Fire X4600 M2 server, working with VMware software and the Sun StorageTek(TM) 6540 array, delivers one of the most effective consolidation and virtualization platforms available. Customers can also deploy Sun(TM) xVM Ops Center to more reliably manage operating system updates in both physical and virtual environments. In addition, the Sun Fire X4600 M2 server’s extreme energy efficiency and scalability features make it an ideal platform for small and medium businesses. For more information on the Sun Fire X4600 M2 server, please visit:

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