IBM claims it has crushed the competition and broken records with its WebSphere Application Server software.
At least one other company made a similar claim.
IBM announced Thursday that the software performed 64 percent better than others on Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.'s SPECjAppServer 2004, an industry standard benchmark measuring real-world performance of Java 2 Enterprise Edition application servers.
The benchmark measures Web serving, Enterprise Java Beans and messaging. It includes hardware, application server software, Java Virtual Machine software, database software and a systems network.
IBM's test involved more than 22,000 clients and produced more than 2,921 business transactions per second. The company used DB2 Universal Database and IBM System p5 550 servers running SUSE Linux.
IBM claims the solution outperformed BEA and other software.
But, BEA claims that its WebLogic Server 9.0 set performance records and proved that it holds the leadership position on hardware use, requiring fewer CPUs than other application servers. BEA announced this week that the server has demonstrated its strength on several platforms. The company claimed to beat IBM in some of the tests.