Benchmarks

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INTEL BENCHMARK SHOWS XAP 12.3 IS 300% FASTER ON INTEL XEON PROCESSOR E5-2623 V4


GigaSpaces XAP 12.3 running on Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2623 v4, has been shown to be 300% faster than XAP 11 on the best previous Intel processor. The benchmark was run by the fasterAPPS program, a joint initiative by Intel, MPI Europe and Globant, aimed at encouraging migration of financial applications to the latest multicore technology.

XAP 12.3 - OPTIMIZED FOR MULTI-CORE

GigaSpaces XAP 12.3 has been specifically optimized to take advantage of multi-core environments, allowing highly multithreaded applications to run as efficiently as possible with the least possible resource contention. Specifically, XAP’s in-memory transaction and locking mechanisms have been refactored to use more lightweight locking and synchronization constructs supported by modern processors and later versions of the Java virtual machine. This in turn helped us achieve significant performance gains, as shown in this benchmark.

BENCHMARK RESULTS SUMMARY

GigaSpaces XAP 12.3 was benchmarked on Intel’s latest Intel Xeon Processor E5-2623 v4 and achieved the following results:

  • 1 million write operations/sec (embedded mode) on one machine – “write operations” are data updates.
  • 2.6 million read operations/sec (embedded mode) on one machine – “read operations” are data retrievals.
  • 360% boost in write performance and 570% boost in read performance (embedded mode) compared to XAP 11 running on the previous best Intel processor, which achieved 276K writes/sec and 453K reads/sec.
  • 90K read operations/sec and 40K write operations/sec (remote access) on a partitioned cluster of 3 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2623 v4, scaling up to 16 threads with near-linear scalability.
  • 30% better scalability than XAP 11 on the best previous Intel processor

 

Note: Running XAP in embedded (local) mode is an order of magnitude faster than accessing it remotely. Users of XAP have the option of running data collocated with business logic (Space-Based Architecture), to enable local access for all transactions, making the high performance figure relevant for most real-life applications.

BENCHMARK FIGURES FOR EMBEDDED (1 MACHINE) VS. REMOTE PARTITIONED CLUSTER (3 MACHINES)

BENCHMARK CONFIGURATION

  • The single embedded space scenario was conducted on a single server
  • The partitioned remote space scenario was conducted on a cluster of 3 servers

SERVER SPECIFICATIONS

  • CPU: Two Nehalem 2.80GHz C0 step processors
  • Memory: 24GB DDR3 1333MHz memory
  • Speed Step and Hyper Threading: off
  • Network interface: Mellanox ConnectX QDR Infiniband, connected to Mellanox switch
  • Operating System: CentOS 7.3
  • Java Version: Oracle JDK 8
  • GigaSpaces Version: XAP Premium 12.3 GA (build 3818)
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