Tuesday Mar 30, 2010

New White Paper - How to Optimize Oracle Solaris Applications for Intel Platforms

It has been awhile since I have blogged as well as having some writers block during my Sun to Oracle transition. I was fortunate to land in Solaris where I was prior-which I am so thankful for.  In my new role at Oracle working on the Solaris Technical Content Team - I am focused on delivering Solaris technical content for Virtualization and Security- working with some excellent people by the way!

I wanted to give an inside to some new cool collateral that is being delivered by others from my team.  Mike Mulkey, one of my partners in crime just worked with a team of folks at Oracle and Intel on delivering How to Optimize Oracle Solaris Applications for Intel Platforms.

This is a technical guide for developers and sysadmins that explains how to use the capabilities of Solaris to optimize the scalability, performance, reliability, security, power efficiency, and virtualization of applications running on Intel's Xeon processor family (5600 and 7500 series).

Here is a snapshot of what the paper touches on. This paper discusses the major Solaris capability and describes how it has been optimized. For example ...

  • How Solaris enhances Intel multicore processor capabilities—up to 8 processor sockets, each with up to 8 cores and 2 threads per core—as well as Intel Hyper-Threading, QuickPath, and Turbo Boost technologies.
  • How Solaris Fault Management Architecture (FMA) integrates with the Intel Machine Check Architecture (MCA) Recovery features, enabling systems to automatically monitor, report, and recover from hardware errors to maintain data integrity and keep missioncritical applications and services online.
  • How Solaris takes advantage of the dynamic power management capabilities of the Intel processors.
  • How Solaris takes advantage of the latest Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) features and enables the highest consolidation ratios.

To download white paper it is available on this page


Thursday Jan 15, 2009

Intel Dave -OpenSolaris & Intel:Nehalem

Intel Dave does it again!!!  He goes into great detail on how OpenSolaris can sing on the Nehalem Processor. Check it out!

Monday Nov 03, 2008

Intel Dave does it again!!

Intel Dave does it again! Here is another wonderful video where David Stewart talks about OpenSolaris recently adding in a capability which strengthens the whole foundation of stability on which the OS and processor rests. Enjoy!

Friday Sep 12, 2008

Intel Dave-OpenSolaris and Wireless!

Intel Dave produced another great video-this time on OpenSolaris and Wireless. He discusses the importance for wireless when it comes to developing code.

Monday Aug 25, 2008

Intel Dave - Another great video!

Another great video that David Stewart has put out on Xeon and OpenSolaris.  He talks about the "marriage" of the two - how they may a great partnership and drills down on key features that really work well together.  Check out the video from David Stewart  on Xeon and OpenSolaris.

Monday Jun 09, 2008

Intel Dave talks on OpenSolaris again!!!

 Intel Dave has some more cool things to share with Intel and OpenSolaris. Dave is doing a series of OpenSolaris and Intels' open source optimization for Xeon.  These are truly great  videos - great job Dave!!! Check out his blog where is posting the videos.

http://softwareblogs.intel.com/2008/06/06/magically-using-intel-new-instructions-with-no-effort-on-your-part/

Monday May 12, 2008

Intel Dave talks on OpenSolaris and Xeon

Check out the video that Dave Stewart(known as Intel Dave) from the OpenSolaris Community did last week. Dave is a very active community contributor within the OpenSolaris Community and is also on the Board! He talks about contributing and to join the opensolaris.org community!! Great video Dave - love it! Check it out below.
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