By tjobson on May 20, 2008
The recent article from Enterprise Linux News demonstrates a customer that has migrated production systems to Solaris 10.. formerly being an ALL Linux shop.
The resons noted include :
- Advanced Lights-Out Manager (ALOM) that enables them to manage the server without the need to shut it down first.
- Zones (Containers) Partitioning, where they adopted Zones to create separate environments on the same machine.
- The ZFS File system where they implemented ZFS to facilitate programs that perform massive file caching.
- and MOST importantly .... Solaris 10 had a throughput that was 50 times better than production #'s using Fedora Linux on AMD cpu's.
One additional item that should be noted is that the target platform tested was using Sun's T1 cpu, which offers 8 cores, each with 4 HW threads of execution (aka.. 32 HW threads within one CPU).
Sun's latest Coolthreads/CMT CPU's (T2's) offer roughly double the performance of the former T1 cpu's (up to 8 cores per cpu, each with 8 HW threads = 64 threads/cpu).. and above and beyond single socket 5120 and 5220 T2 (cpu) based systems, Sun now offers dual socket T2 systems including the T5140 and T5240 systems (totaling up to 128 HW threads of execution in a single 1U or 2U system !!!).
To read the article in it's entirety click here :