Oracle Announces New SPARC Servers, Chips

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At a Webcast event CEO Larry Ellison said that, “When Oracle bought Sun, a lot of people said, ‘Gee, the SPARC was a laggard. It will never catch up; we did catch up, and we passed [competitors].”

Larry pointed out that T-5 is an eight-socket system and has price and performance advantages of 2.5 to 12 times as compared to the IBM Power systems. “There’s not a single computer that can run a database faster,” Ellison added.

Larry is very confident that Oracle will continue to double the performance of chips every year in order to meet the increasing demand for speed and efficiency.  With the new SPARC T5 and M5 chip Oracle was successful in doubling the number of cores from eight to sixteen over the previous T4s.

T5-8 now features 128 cores and more than 1000 threads whereas M5-32 boasts 192 cores and has up to 32 terabytes of memory. Along with new SPARC system, Oracle also launched two new optimized solutions out of which one is for company’s database software and another for its WebLogic offering.