Tuesday Aug 27, 2013
Wednesday Apr 03, 2013
By Larry Wake on Apr 03, 2013
In the wake of the SPARC T5/M5 launch last week, there's a lot we can discuss, especially related to performance.
To start with: we've just released an update to Oracle Solaris Studio, with compiler optimizations specifically designed to get the most performance out of applications on Oracle T5, Oracle M5, and Fujitsu M10 systems.
Oracle Solaris Studio compilers generate code that is up to five times faster than code compiled with open source alternatives, and this Platform Specific Enhancment (PSE) to Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 can get you up to 10% more performance on the latest SPARC processors than code generated with the pre-update 12.3 release. That's a nice boost on top of the already awesome performance inherent to the new processors themselves.
This update is available on My Oracle Support for customers with a support contract; search for Article ID 1519949.1 in the Knowledge Zone for more information.
Thursday Mar 14, 2013
By Larry Wake on Mar 14, 2013
The Oracle OpenWorld Call for Proposals is now open, through April 12th. What does this mean to you, the Solaris person? This is a chance for you to share your experience with your peers, and to interact with some of the top Oracle Solaris experts in the world.
Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is a unique experience in a unique city, and if your proposal is accepted, you'll get a complimentary pass to the show (you can also submit proposals for JavaOne and MySQL Connect). OOW is September 22nd-26th this year.
Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld 2013
Thursday Mar 15, 2012
By Larry Wake on Mar 15, 2012
I know there are a lot of Solaris veterans that still haven't experienced the enormousness that is Oracle OpenWorld. Simply put: if you have a chance to go, you should go. You'll learn a lot, and you'll be in one of the greatest cities in the world at the same time.
Even better: if you've got something to share, we might be able to get you in for free.
As a Solaris person, you'll probably be most interested in participating in one of two tracks:
- SERVER AND STORAGE SYSTEMS: Oracle Solaris
- ORACLE DEVELOP: Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux Development
All you need to give us right now is a title and an abstract. If your session is accepted, we'll let you know by early June, and you can start to plan to join us in San Francisco from September 30 to October 4.
(If you're planning on attending in listen-only mode, be aware that the early registration price is available until March 30.)
As is true every year, this is your opportunity to meet the leading Oracle hardware and software engineers, including lots of the Oracle Solaris team, and interact with your peers from all over the world. See you there!
Wednesday Dec 14, 2011
By Terri Wischmann on Dec 14, 2011
Today's webcast introduced the new features of Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3.
Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3, Oracle's advanced C, C++ and Fortran development tool suite, accelerates application performance up to 300% on Oracle Systems, provides extreme application observability and enhances developer productivity. Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 is optimized for Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems to deliver:
- Up to 300% faster SPARC T4 and up to 150% faster x86-based applications with Oracle Solaris Studio C, C++ and Fortran compilers
- Oracle Database application development with support for Oracle Database connection management, database browsing and Pro*C
- Remote development to enable creation of server-appliations from any Oracle Solaris, Linux, Microsoft Windows or Mac OS desktop
- New Code Analyzer tool to quickly identify common coding errors, including memory leaks and memory access violations
- Improved Performance Analyzer to collect system-wide performance data
- 20% faster compilation of applications compared to earlier releases
- Accelerates Application Performance
Generate SPARC- and x86-based applications, including SPARC T4, up to 3x faster with Oracle Solaris Studio C, C++ and Fortran compilers and libraries.
- Improves Application Observability
Gain extreme observability into your applications with advanced performance, memory, and thread analysis tools. The new Code Analyzer identifies common coding errors, such as memory leaks, on covered code while highlighting productive steps to increase code coverage.
- Enhances Developer Productivity
Remote development features enable edit, compile, debug, and analyze functionality of server-applications from any Oracle Solaris, Linux, Microsoft Windows or Mac OS operating system. New tooling streamlines C and C++ database application development for the Oracle Database. Oracle Solaris Studio also reduces compilation time up to 20 percent.
To learn More:
Monday Dec 12, 2011
By Larry Wake on Dec 12, 2011
This Wednesday, at 9 AM Pacific, please join Don Kretsch, Senior Director, and Kuldip Oberoi, Senior Manager, as they unveil new technologies in the latest release of Oracle Solaris Studio, the leading C/C++ development tool suite for Oracle Solaris and Linux:
- Optimizations for SPARC T4 and Oracle Solaris 11 to help generate 3x faster code
- New memory and performance analysis tools
- New remote development capabilities for Microsoft Windows and Mac-based desktops
- How Oracle Solaris Studio simplifies the development of applications for the Oracle stack, including Oracle Database
- March 18th, 2014: Virtual Sysadmin Day for Europe, Middle East, and Africa
- Making the Move From AIX/POWER to Solaris/SPARC
- Oracle Solaris Blogroll
- Oracle Solaris, Pluribus Networks and OpenStack
- Happy New Year! Happy Upcoming Virtual Sysadmin Day!
- Partners Weigh in on Oracle Solaris 11
- Oracle Joins OpenStack Foundation; Plans for Oracle Solaris Announced
- Eleven Eleven Eleven Plus Two
- "Systems Central" at OOW13
- Where to Go? What to See? Glynn Has Some Oracle Solaris Insights for OOW13