16 cores per SPARC T5 processor deliver 2.3x the system throughput over the previous generation 1.2x single-thread performance increase and double the L3 cache of previous generation accelerates application performance and improves scalability 2x the I/O bandwidth utilizing PCIe 3.0 guarantees top performance of networking and storage systems. New power management features enable optimal resource utilization and power efficiency. Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle Solaris Zones provide built-in virtualization technology at no additional cost