Oracle Released the Best Processor

It seems that Oracle decided to lord it over such well-known companies as HP and IBM with its new SPARC T4. The company has announced its release while claiming that it had achieved the largest generational performance increase in the entire history of the processors. Oracle has apparently mentioned that its new server line is better than anything that IBM and HP can develop.

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If compared with the IBM Power 780, the company proudly claimed that its new SPARC T4-4 server shows a 2.4 fold better performance per socket. Meanwhile, when compared with Larry Ellison’s favorite firm’s option (the HP Superdome 2 with 16 Itanium processors), Oracle announced it delivered as much as 5.7 times the performance per socket! The company also states that the Solaris running servers could beat a “world record in Java applications”. The new system is targeted at “every tier in the company”, including built-in virtualization. It also can boast dynamic threads and on-chip cryptographic acceleration.

Oracle claimed in its statement this week that the new servers focus on mission critical single threaded concurrent workloads. They also enable users to tie up a number of application tiers into a single server. As a result, new servers mean a reduction in system complexity.

John Fowler, the executive vice president for Oracle, claimed that the T4 server is able to offer up to 5 time performance improvements. The company was also quick to boast that 3rd parties had already started to place orders for the newly released servers in order to replace “outdated systems from Oracle’s competitors”. Indeed, the new servers will be able to support the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4, which is recognized as the “fastest general-purpose engineered system throughout the world”, as Ellison unveiled.

Apparently, the new server has beaten as many as 9 world record benchmarks, since it is running at twice the speed of both IBM and HP systems, with only half the costs running database and enterprise software. As for the main competitors of the company, they didn’t provide any comments over this statement this far. In addition, the SuperCluster will support all current Solaris software along with the upcoming release of Solaris 11. Meanwhile, the SPARC cluster would support up to 4 compute nodes and 4 terabytes of memory in a single rack, providing the provision for up to 8 racks.