Tuesday Aug 28, 2007

Linux Shop Embraces Solaris and Chip multi-threading on T2000

See this excellent article at ServerWatch that describes how web startup Real Time Matrix found that Solaris 10 met their needs better than a Linux based OS.

ServerWatch quoted the CEO: "We need a stable, robust infrastructure to process millions of items a day, match against millions of preferences and run 24/7," said Jeff Whitehead, CEO of The Real Time Matrix Corp of Oakland, Calif. "For high-speed, high-performance, 100 percent raw computing, we are finding it is cheaper and better on Sun and Solaris." 

"For us, Solaris was a no-brainer," Whitehead said. "We immediately went from a couple of hundred to 10,000 matches per second and up to 32 concurrent processes."

He couldn't argue with the results obtained on the T2000 running Solaris. It replaced six x86 boxes and is cheaper to run.

"Our administrative costs went down with the one big machine as we can segment it," Whitehead said. "But with our business model requiring high-speed, high-performance, 100 percent uptime and maximum raw computing power, we are finding it is cheaper and better to be on Sun and Solaris. I'd estimate that we spend 50 percent less than if we had we gone with our original power, hardware and leasing arrangement."

Why you should care

If you want an open source OS that runs on Intel, AMD and Sparc commodity processors, Solaris 10 is free to download and put into production.  Check out our Startup Essentials program to help you get started.


 

 

About

Jim Laurent is an Oracle Sales consultant based in Reston, Virginia. He supports US DoD customers as part of the North American Public Sector hardware organization. With over 17 years experience at Sun and Oracle, he specializes in Solaris and server technologies. Prior to Oracle, Jim worked 11 years for Gould Computer Systems (later known as Encore).

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