By Terri Wischmann on Mar 30, 2010
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