By Claudia Caramelli-Oracle on Feb 13, 2014
CRN recently gathered and reviewed computer systems of all shapes and
sizes, including microservers, rack-mount servers, integrated systems,
and even mainframes. The result is their list of 10 of the coolest
server introductions for 2013 -- which includes the latest Oracle
Oracle has lead the shift from stand-alone servers to converged (or
engineered, in Oracle speak) systems, starting over five years ago with
the Exadata Database Machine. That accelerated four years ago with the
acquisition of Sun Microsystems, as well as the introduction of the
Oracle SuperCluster over two years ago.
Oracle in September proved that development of its SPARC processors, and the engineered systems built on top of it, still have the power to push the performance edge when coupled with the right software.
Oracle's new SPARC M6-32 servers are based on the company's new 3.6GHz, 12-core SPARC M6 processors and include up to 32 TB of memory and up to 384 processor cores with one purpose: to run entire applications and databases in memory for optimum performance.
The servers can run entire business applications and databases in memory while supporting electrically isolated Dynamic Domains for improved security, service, and fault and resource isolation. Each Dynamic Domain supports up to 128 virtual machines.
In synthesis, the Oracle SuperCluster family is experiencing
triple-digit growth, as customers are shifting their IT spend towards
proven, high performance, integrated systems.