By Javier Puerta-Oracle on Nov 24, 2015
Juan talks about revolutionary Software in Silicon technologies like In-Memory which enable customers to improve performance and reliability of applications.
Software in Silicon features include:
In-Memory Query Acceleration increases the performance
of in-memory database queries by operating on data that is streamed
directly from memory via extremely high-bandwidth interfaces—with speeds
up to 160 GB/sec—resulting in large performance gains. In-Memory Query
Acceleration is implemented in the SPARC M7 processor through multiple
Silicon Secured Memory is the first-ever end-to-end implementation of memory-access validation done in hardware. It is designed to help prevent security bugs, such as Heartbleed, from putting systems at risk by performing real-time monitoring of memory requests made by software processes. It stops unauthorized access to memory whether that access is due to a programming error or a malicious attempt to exploit buffer overruns. It also helps accelerate code development and helps ensure software quality, reliability, and security.
In-line Decompression is a feature that significantly increases usable memory capacity. The SPARC M7 processor runs data decompression with performance that is equivalent to 64 CPU cores. This capability allows compressed databases to be stored in memory while being accessed and manipulated at full speed.