Friday Mar 28, 2014

Best Practices - Top Ten Tuning Tips Updated

Oracle VM Server for SPARC can be configured to provide optimal CPU and I/O performance - this blog entry updates a previous version to reflect improvements and new capabilities introduced into the product.[Read More]

Friday Mar 01, 2013

Announcing Whitepaper: "Implementing Root Domains with Oracle VM Server for SPARC"

A new whitepaper describes root domains with Oracle VM Server for SPARC, which can be used to provide bare metal performance and other benefits.[Read More]

Monday Feb 04, 2013

Best Practices - Top Ten Tuning Tips

This blog post lists and briefly explains performance tips and best practices that should be used in most environments. [Read More]

Sunday Oct 02, 2011

T4 arrives!

The SPARC T4 adds world-class single CPU thread performance to the throughput computing performance T-series systems are known for. It has 2.85 or 3.0Ghz clock rate, branch prediction, longer pipelines, Out-Of-Order execution, for up to 5x better per-CPU performance than its predecessors.[Read More]

Friday Sep 19, 2008

Response to Joe Temple's blog on my blog...

IBM made an announcement that made invidious and inaccurate comparisons to our products. I blogged about why it was misleading. Other people blogged about my blog and said things that were even more misleading. Read my response here.[Read More]

Sunday Jun 15, 2008

No, there isn't a Santa Claus

I really don't like to use this blog for refuting competitor exaggerations and FUD. I'd really rather spend the infrequent time I spend on this blog talking about Sun technology. THere's so much great new stuff in Solaris, in our servers and storage products, and software stack, that it's just a nuisance to have to refute silly attacks on us.

But, once again into the fray. Read on to see the latest fuzzy math[Read More]

Wednesday May 28, 2008

How I found out that I might not exist

Last weekend I got an e-mail from an acquaintance of mine who pointed me to an industry web site where my blog (in particular the mainframe discussion) had been linked - but it said I might be a pseudonym! Read on to see how I got my name back :-) and learned a few things in the bargain.[Read More]

Monday Apr 07, 2008

Don't Keep Your Users Hostage!

Years ago I was taught a formative lesson from response time pioneer Walter Doherty. I asked a (slightly silly) question, and was taught the importance of focussing on service levels. See what I learned here.[Read More]

Monday Mar 03, 2008

The Ten Percent Solution

How do you make a slow, expensive platform look like it's competitive? This is the problem facing IBM with the announcement of their new System z10 mainframe. Read this article to see through deceptive benchmarketing[Read More]
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