A press statement from Oracle recently states that Oracle’s new systems dramatically redefine the price/performance equation in the high-end server market, offering customers entry-level price/performance, while maintaining extreme performance and the highest levels of availability. SPARC M6-32 servers with up to 32 terabytes of memory and up to 384 processor cores can run entire applications and databases in-memory to deliver unprecedented performance. Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 is Oracle’s fastest and most scalable engineered system and integrates SPARC M6-32 servers with Exadata Storage Servers optimized for Oracle Database performance.
Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 running Oracle Solaris demonstrates 5x better price/performance than the IBM Power 795 based solution(1). With 32 TB of main memory, the SPARC M6-32 has 2x the memory capacity of IBM’s largest Power server.
Oracle’s new systems redefine the price/performance equation in the high end server market, offering customers entry-level price/performance, while maintaining extreme performance and the highest levels of availability.
The massive memory of the SPARC M6-32 combined with its comprehensive, zero-overhead, no-cost virtualization capabilities; make it an ideal consolidation platform for mission-critical workloads.
It can run entire business applications and databases in memory and can deliver up to 7x better database performance when using in-memory computing, compared to standard practices.
The SPARC M6-32 server supports electrically isolated Dynamic Domains which provide complete security, service, fault and resource isolation for maintaining maximum availability and isolation of consolidated workloads.
Additionally, Oracle VM Server for SPARC allows the creation of up to 128 virtual machines per Dynamic Domain, further virtualizing the massive memory and I/O resources of the SPARC M6-32 server.
Oracle Solaris Zones allows for additional finer-grained allocation and isolation of resources, providing yet more virtualization flexibility and efficiency.
Oracle SuperCluster M6-32, Oracle’s fastest and most scalable engineered system expands the Oracle Super Cluster family. It can provide:
10-20x faster performance on business critical applications such as financial close, cost management, projections and planning with Oracle In-Memory Applications to help change business dynamics and enable customers to discover new growth opportunities, make smarter decisions, and accelerate workloads.
10x faster database queries and reporting
10x database compression
5x faster time to market and 3x lower administration and maintenance time compared to do-it-yourself approaches
Highest availability with no single point of failure and the highest consolidation ratios of any Oracle server
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides complete stack management and cloud lifecycle management for the SPARC M6-32 server and SuperCluster M6-32. Unified management of hardware is provided via Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c at no extra cost with Oracle Premier Support services.
Additionally, Oracle Platinum Services further enhance the availability and performance of Oracle engineered systems with 24/7 remote fault monitoring, industry-leading response times and patch deployment services—at no additional cost.
“The SPARC M6-32 server and SuperCluster M6-32 fundamentally change data center economics by combining high end computing performance and availability with the cost efficiency of entry level servers,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “With our big memory machines you can run huge databases and applications in memory to accelerate performance 10 or 20 times, and experience mainframe-like reliability without paying the high premiums built into other vendor’s high-end systems.”