RE: Oracle Performance on Sunfire T2000

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 21:02:14 -0500
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We have a couple of t1000s, and while our workload is a little odd (we're an automation company, so all our several hundred databases do is get installed, patched, upgraded, uninstalled, etc.), anything involving data dictionary activities (running catupgd.sql, etc. - high-cpu single threaded activities) is slower on the t1000s than our ancient v210s.

Supposedly the t1000/2000 are perfect for J2EE apps - lots of threads, not a lot of heavy-lifting, parallelization of execution is the most critical piece.



Matthew Zito
Chief Scientist
GridApp Systems
P: 646-452-4090

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From: on behalf of ~Jeff~ Sent: Thu 2/12/2009 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: Oracle Performance on Sunfire T2000  

Hi all
We've also been benchmarking for a provisioning app on m5000 vs t5120. While the database hasn't been driven particularly hard for this we're still seeing some surprising metrics, like "log file sync" taking twice as long on the t5120 (same configuration on backend SAN). Curiously the (multithreaded, non-oracle) app improved performance on the t5120 when the LDOM had it's "CPUs" reduced from 8 to 4. We think this might be to do with time slices or something, but are still investigating with the Sun guys. This reduced the context switching, and isn't relevant to the RDBMS. On another project individual response sucked, but aggregate throughput was acceptable especially after changing FILESYSTEMIO_OPTIONS to SETALL. On the whole they can be a great little server, but it's not always a plug'n'play proposition - it seems a degree of optimisation is needed: regards,
Jeff Wong
2009/2/13 Bobak, Mark <>


        We went through something very similar. In our case, we also moved from an old V440 to a new server w/ the new "Coolthreads" CPU. We also ended up moving back to the old server.          


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	From: [] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon
	Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:37 PM

	Subject: RE: Oracle Performance on Sunfire T2000 


	I just found Metalink note 781763.1 that addresses this exact issue and unfortunately the only solution appears to be moving to different hardware.


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