Monday Apr 01, 2013

Solaris Innovations straight from engineering


We recently held this year's Solaris Innovations workshop at Oracle's (formerly Sun's) Santa Clara, California campus. A couple of engineers took a few moments to talk about the work they're doing.  In this brief 5-minute interview, Bart Smaalders, of Core Solaris Engineering, talks about the journey we've been on in enhancing Solaris upgrade paths for Solaris 10 customers

More details and How-To papers are available at the Simplified Installation section of Oracle Technology Network, here

Additionally, the following interviews should be of interest:

Markus Flierl - Solaris engineering, on innovations in Solaris for Oracle database and middleware

Liane Praza - Solaris engineering, on Manageability and Analytics throughout the "stack"

Don Kretsch - Solaris Studio team, on SPARC T5 optimizations

Larry Wake - Solaris Product Marketing, on continued business value of SysAdmin skills

Mike Palmeter - Solaris Product Management, on OS relevance

Thanks to Rick Ramsey, of OTN, for providing his Camera-as-a-Service cloud infrastructure to get these captured.


Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

Solaris SPARCs the next

Today we are announcing systems with the world's fastest processor. These are all running the unique combination of the new SPARC T5/M5 family of processors and Solaris 11 !  To those of you who've been led astray by the competition who are dis-illusioned that Solaris and SPARC "are dead", well - check this out:

Benchmarks:


Server Architecture:

FAQs:

Datasheets:

Power Calculators are available here: http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/sun-power-calculators/index.html

Product Documentation is out: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/documentation/oracle-sparc-ent-servers-189996.html

SPARC T5/M5 have a per core Oracle licensing factor of 0.5:  http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/contracts/processor-core-factor-table-070634.pdf


About

Isaac Rozenfeld has been a Principal Product Manager for Oracle Solaris; responsibilities have included bettering the portfolio of networking and installation technologies - all with a focus on easing application deployments


You can follow Isaac on Twitter @izfromsun

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