At last, the SPARC T5 servers are announced! They are worthy heirs of the SPARC T-series, and even more powerful than their successful predecessors the SPARC T4.
Before we'd go into the technical details, here is a very important message:
Having announced the T5 servers doesn't make the T4s go away. It is not a platform replacing technology, but a platform extending one! Oracle is going to offer SPARC T4 and T5 servers side-by-side!
Having said that, let's dive headfirst into the details to soothe the techcrave:
What's new with the SPARC T5 servers?
Oracle has released 1-, 2-, 4- and 8 Socket servers, the T5-1B (blade form factor), the T5-2, the T5-4 and the T5-8. These have been delivered as per the SPARC Roadmap, which Oracle has committed to not to deliver later than defined.
These expand the range of the SPARC T-servers, starting with 4-core Netra SPARC T4-1 all the way up to 128 cores SPARC T5-8.
These are the servers you are looking for, may the force be with us to feed these massively parallell enterprise beasts.
Questions? Do ask! Like:
Q: You didn't mention yet the M5...?
A: I didn't dare to put too much awesome into one single post. Allow me to come back and report in another one :) Yes, it has up to 32 Sockets, 1536 parallelly running threads, and up to 32 TB RAM. Yes it runs Hard Partitions, LDoms, Solaris 10 and 11 :)