Tuesday Jan 12, 2010

Sun & Fujitsu Boost Performance of Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000

Sun and Fujitsu today announced an enhanced SPARC Enterprise M3000 server with the new 2.75GHz SPARC64 VII processor.  Using the faster processor boosts performance of the single-socket server and delivers enterprise performance and mission-critical reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) at an entry-level price.  It’s an ideal platform to handle database, BIDW, ERP and CRM applications.

Highlights of the SPARC Enterprise M3000 server include:

\* Faster performance at the same price point
  • Delivers up to 23 percent better performance than previous generation
\* Consolidates and Lower IT costs
  • Consolidates multiple entry-level servers into a compact 2U chassis
  • Improves the ratio of energy consumption to application throughput by up to 13 percent (compared to previous generation), helping customers further reduce their environmental footprint

The SPARC Enterprise M3000 entry-level server is part of Fujitsu and Sun’s comprehensive line of servers that includes the SPARC Enterprise M4000, M5000, M8000 and M9000 servers.

Thursday Jul 16, 2009

OpenSolaris enthusiast, blogger talks about 2009.06 release

Reviews Interactive recently spoke with OpenSolaris enthusiast and influential blogger Octave Orgeron about the new OpenSolaris 2009.06 release. Octave is a Systems Architect with more than a decade of professional experience in designing, deploying and supporting Solaris solutions for the enterprise. He has been involved with OpenSolaris since the beginning and actively contributes to the OpenSolaris Logical Domains (LDoms) community through blog posts, articles and support.

Octave discussed the new features in OpenSolaris 2009.06 stating “I've found that the desktop integration and increasing amounts of IPS packages to be very helpful and productive for me.” Octave also said that Crossbow and Xen have been “of great interest to me” on the virtualization front. However, he claimed the biggest enhancement personally was the SPARC support because of the work and testing he does on the SPARC platform.

Read more of Octave's interview and listen to him talk about OpenSolaris with Chhandomay Mandal in Reviews Interactive.

Tuesday Dec 16, 2008

Sun Optimized Oracle CRM Solution: 14,000 Users on a Single Server

When Sun unveiled the SPARC Enterprise T5440 server in October, one of the seven benchmarks on the system was a record setting result of 14,000 users on Oracle's Siebel CRM Release 8.0 Platform Sizing and Performance Program (PSPP). As enterprise customers continue to look to reduce energy consumption, consolidate their applications and cut costs overall, it's this magnitude of scalability in just a 4 RU package that sets the standard.

The Sun Optimized Oracle CRM Solution supports up to 2x more CRM users in about 1/3 the space and at 1/4 of the cost of other platforms. It brings together the performance, scalability and energy efficiency of the SPARC Enterprise T5440 server, the Solaris OS, Sun's Open Storage technologies and Oracle Siebel CRM 8 to provide an ideal platform for improving customer loyalty with better performance, space savings and reduced energy consumption. 

Upgrade today to the SPARC Enterprise T5440 and save 40%.


-Sun Optimized Oracle CRM Solution Brief 

-Sun Optimized Oracle CRM Solution Blueprint

-Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Press Release 

Monday Dec 08, 2008

Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 Delivers Best Ever Results on Key Telecom Billing Benchmark

Sun's SPARC Enterprise M9000 servers delivered the best ever results on benchmarks testing LHS' BSCS iX Release 2 telco billing and charging solution, according to a release issued today.

LHS, a leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide, reported the SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with Solaris generated "an unprecedented" 1.89 million bills per hour and supported over 15 million calls per hour with average latency of 13.3 ms, demonstrating the massive scalability and performance of the box.

The SPARC Enterprise M9000 configuration also showed 99% of transactions had a latency of less than 41 ms under full load -- the best value ever measured and significantly better than previous benchmarks, according to the release.

More information on the LHS benchmark is available here.

Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

Sun CMT Servers and the Mighty Zeus

Sun partner Zeus Technology threw down a price/performance lightning bolt announcing that its Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM) software running on Sun's SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5140 servers delivers the highest price/performance and scalability across any server platform, based on the latest industry standard throughput tests.

Commenting on the achievement, Sohrab Modi, vice president, Advanced Technologies, at Sun said: “Today's announcement by Zeus confirms the exemplary performance of their application delivery on our SPARC CMT Enterprise servers. The overall value of the Zeus/Sun solution highlights Sun's continued commitment to helping customers derive superior price performance benefits."

More information on Zeus' ZXTM running on SPARC Enterprise servers is available here.

Zeus' press release is here.

Wednesday Nov 05, 2008

Sun Intros OpenSPARC Internals Book

Today Sun introduced the OpenSPARC Internals book, a resource dedicated to supporting the ever-growing global OpenSPARC community with a complete guide to solving complex OpenSPARC programming tasks such as setting up simulation and emulation environments, as well as making changes to the OpenSPARC code (e.g configuring the number of cores or threads, adding extensions, as well as fitting onto an FPGA). The book is intended to act as an indispensable guide and easily accessible resource for academics and hardware developers working on next generation OpenSPARC design projects.

Created by Sun’s OpenSPARC engineers and edited by respected academic David Weaver, the book is available for download in PDF version here


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