Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation
SPECjAppServer2004 (RETIRED: November 30, 2010)
SPECjAppServer2004 (Java Application Server) is a multi-tier benchmark for measuring the performance of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology-based application servers. SPECjAppServer2004 is an end-to-end application which exercises all major J2EE technologies implemented by compliant application servers as follows:
Moreover, SPECjAppServer2004 also heavily exercises all parts of the underlying infrastructure that make up the application environment, including hardware, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers, and the system network.
11/23/2010 - SPECjAppServer2004 is being retired in favor of its successor, SPECjEnterprise2010. New result submissions will be accepted through November 30, 2010. After that time, no further submissions will be accepted and the benchmark will be retired.
02/02/2007 - SPECjAppServer2004 has been updated to version 1.08. This version introduces a new workload (EAStress) enabled by a special research run mode, for use in research and development environments where it is not possible or practical to abide by all of the run rules of the official benchmark. For example, in an open source development environment, the research mode may be used on a partially completed, and therefore uncertified, application server and the results may be publicly discussed in a developer's mailing list without being first reviewed by SPEC. The research workload is intended exclusively for exploratory research and development purposes and SPEC discourages its use for any marketing collateral. Comparisons with SPECjAppServer2004 results are not permitted. The original SPECjAppServer2004 workload remains unchanged. For more information see the updated benchmark documentation and the release notes.
Existing licensees of previous versions of the suite may request a version 1.08 CD by contacting the SPEC office.
11/15/2006 - The Run Rules have been updated to version 1.04.
07/05/2005 - An update to the Run and Reporting Rules has been published.
07/08/2004 - SPECjAppServer2004 has been updated to version 1.03. See the release notes for the changes.