Oracle’s SPARC Servers Upgraded with the World’s Fastest Microprocessor

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Oracle’s SPARC Servers Upgraded with the World’s Fastest MicroprocessorOracle’s SPARC Servers Upgraded with the World’s Fastest Microprocessor

Oracle’s upgraded Sun SPARC server line geared towards cloud deployments is aimed at business analytics and big data.

Oracle has been hard at work upgrading the SPARC servers since its Sun acquisition in 2010. This week’s announcement proclaims the project is finally complete. The SPARC systems have been refreshed with T5 and M5 processors, the T5 boasting as the fastest microprocessor available. John Fowler, Oracle’s VP of Systems said that the new SPARC T5 and M5 servers “leapfrog the competition with up to 10x the performance of the previous generation, offering an unbeatable value for midrange and high-end enterprise computing.”

The new SPARC T5 and M5 servers, running Oracle Solaris, offer more scalability than the existing T4 line, they’re also said to be twice as fast as their T4 predecessors. The new servers range from the T5-1B single socket blade to the M5-32 which features 32 sockets and are available in single, 3U, 5U, 8U and full rack mounts. The new server lineup includes a total of five new servers optimized for consolidation and virtualization. According to Oracle, the T5 servers have set 17 world records in enterprise computing, beating out IBM’s Power 780 server lineup.

However Oracle isn’t stopping here. According to ZDNet, Oracle is planning on shifting gears towards silicon and hardware capable of running its database queries and software. “Software in silicon is redefining enterprise computing”, Larry Ellison, Oracle’s CEO told ZDNet adding “modern hardware is 90% software.”

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