Summer Reading - July-August 2010 Oracle Magazine
By marchamilton on Jun 30, 2010
While Oracle has many virtualization technologies, one discussed by both articles is Oracle VM. When considered in combination with the new Sun Fire x4800 server, Oracle VM is a great example of the benefits of Oracle's Software. Hardware. Complete. engineering philosophy. While there are alternative VM technologies in the market, Oracle VM is one of the few that can take full advantage of the capabilities of servers built using Intel's latest 7500 series x86 CPUs like the Sun Fire x4800. Oracle VM can take full advantage of all 64 x86 cores in the Sun Fire x4800 as well as all 1 TB of memory. If you are not using Oracle VM as your virtualization platform, you might want to ask your VM vendor when they will support a full 1 TB of memory and 64 CPU cores like Oracle VM does today (full Oracle VM technical specs can be found here).
You can read all of this issue of Oracle Magazine online, but I also recommend that you signup for your own complimentary subscription. The paper copy is highly recommended for poolside or beach lounging, as well as for those 10 minute periods during takeoffs and landings.