Optimize Workload Performance on SPARC T4 Systems with Oracle VM Server for SPARC
By Honglin Su on Sep 29, 2011
Early this week Oracle launched SPARC T4 Servers and SPARC SuperCluster T4-4. With Oracle VM Server for SPARC, the built-in server virtualization solution on SPARC T-Series systems, you can use dynamic CPU threading controls to optimize workload performance on SPARC T4 systems.
These threading controls enable you to specify the number of hardware threads to be activated per core. CPU performance can be optimized for CPU-bound workloads by tuning CPU cores to maximize the number of instructions per cycle (IPC). Or, CPU performance can be optimized for maximum throughput by tuning CPU cores to use a maximum number of CPU threads. Existing applications can take advantage of the SPARC dynamic threading performance benefits without having to be rewritten or recompiled.
To learn how to use CPU threading controls to optimize CPU performance on SPARC T4 platforms, read the white paper:
To learn more about server virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld (Oct 2-6, 2011), check out the blog: Virtualization Reality Highlights Oracle OpenWorld.