SPEC updates SPECjAppServer2004
to benefit open-source community
WARRENTON, Va., February 20, 2007 – The Standard Performance
Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) has released a new version of SPECjAppServer2004,
a multi-tier benchmark for measuring the performance of Java Platform
Enterprise Edition (Java EE) technology-based application servers.
The latest version introduces a reduced workload called EAStress2004
that relaxes run and reporting rules, enabling informal results to
be shared more easily in open-source research and development projects.
The EAStress2004 workload in SPECjAppServer2004 V1.08 can be used
as a tool to optimize performance of products under development and
to share results in public forums. Unlike SPECjAppServer2004 results,
testing results from the EAStress2004 workload do not need to be
reviewed by SPEC prior to being made public.
"We’ve developed this new testing methodology in response to
requests for a tool that allows for public discussion of performance
results in experimental settings," says Ricardo Morin, chair
of the SPEC Java subcommittee. "We think this will be a valuable
asset for the development community, especially within open-source
Results from the EAStress2004 workload cannot be used for marketing
purposes, and comparisons to other SPECjAppServer2004 results are
SPECjAppServer2004 is a system benchmark that measures the performance
of Java EE application servers, including hardware, application server
software, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers, and the
system network. It was developed by SPEC's Java subcommittee, which
currently includes AMD, BEA, Borland, Darmstadt University of Technology,
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, and Sybase.
SPECjAppServer2004 V1.08 is available immediately from SPEC for $2,000
for retail customers and $250 for qualified non-profit and educational
organizations. Upgrades for current SPECjAppServer2004 license holders
are available from SPEC free of charge. More information is available
at http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2004 or through
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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endorses standardized benchmarks to measure the performance of the
newest generation of high-performance computers. Its membership
comprises leading computer hardware and software vendors, universities,
and research organizations worldwide. For more information, contact
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