Oracle Press Release

Oracle Introduces New Sun x86 Servers -- The Industry’s Best x86 Platform for Oracle Applications

Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 10, 2012

News Facts

Oracle today announced its new line of Sun x86 servers, delivering the industry’s best x86 platform for running Oracle software and other enterprise applications.
Oracle’s Sun x86 servers deliver unrivaled performance and reliability for applications and databases, while also offering the tools needed for cloud-enabled deployments including operating system, virtualization, infrastructure provisioning, and system management at no extra cost when combined with Oracle Premier Support services.
With Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, the new Sun x86 servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, also help reduce costs, streamline data center operations and offer better performance and reliability.
Oracle’s Sun x86 servers have set multiple world record benchmarks, demonstrating superior performance on computational, application and enterprise workloads, including new world records on SPEC CPU2006, SPECjEnterprise2010, and Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3.
Over the previous generation, the new Sun x86 servers deliver up to 87 percent better computational performance and feature increased memory and network bandwidth, which enables customers to run additional software and complete tasks faster in the same physical footprint.
Oracle’s Sun x86 servers running Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris with Oracle VM can deliver up to 50 percent lower total acquisition, support and operating costs versus HP systems with VMware and Windows, and provide up to 139 percent return on investment.
Oracle will host a Webcast today at 9 am PT to provide a deeper dive into its new Sun x86 servers. Register here.
Oracle also announced new NEBS Level-3 certified Netra x86 servers for communications, military, or other application environments requiring continuous reliable service, long system lifecycles and the stability to withstand harsh environmental conditions for uninterrupted system availability.

Oracle’s x86 Servers Set Four New World Records, Deliver Outstanding Performance Running SAP Solutions

Oracle’s latest x86 servers have set four new world records including:
SPEC CPU2006: Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Studio software represent a well-optimized development platform that enables customers to compile and run their software most efficiently. Together, they accelerate Sun x86 systems past the competition with an absolute world record on the SPECfp2006 benchmark and set a SPECint_rate2006 record for all two processor servers (1).
SPECjEnterprise 2010: Oracle’s compact 1U Sun Fire X4170 M3 server running Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Linux delivered more than double the performance of IBM’s 2-socket systems based on either x86 or POWER architectures and set a world record for all two processor machines (2) (3). Oracle’s x86 systems already hold an x86 world record and the best single node result on this Java application benchmark (4).
The Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3: Oracle’s Sun Fire X4270 M3 server posted the fastest results on the Payroll batch component of the Oracle E-Business Suite R12 X-large benchmark, completing the workload in less than 20 minutes. This result demonstrates that Oracle’s x86-based servers, running Oracle Linux, can deliver excellent throughput and are well suited for customers running batch applications in conjunction with Oracle Database 11g R2 (5).
Oracle's Sun Fire X4270 M3 server, with Oracle Solaris, excels in running enterprise applications, such as the SAP® enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP application Release 6.0 with Oracle Database 11g, and delivered the highest result on the SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark among all systems based on Intel Xeon E5 processors (6).

Supporting Quotes

“Oracle engineers hardware and software together to deliver maximum performance, reliability and cost savings,” said Ali Alasti, vice president of hardware engineering, Oracle. “Whether you’re looking to support new applications or deploy in the cloud, Oracle’s new x86 servers are ideal platforms for Oracle software with comprehensive management, virtualization, and support built-in.”
“Oracle’s collaboration with Intel provides solutions with great performance and scalability to meet the ever increasing demands of data center customers,” said Doug Fisher, Corporate Vice President, Software and Services Group, Intel Corporation. “Extensive co-engineering, testing and validation have gone into creating an excellent balance between processor, memory and I/O resources in the solution stack. As a result, Oracle’s x86 servers based on the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 offer an unprecedented ability to move large volumes of data efficiently and handle multiple millions of transactions per second.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Solaris Studio on Facebook, Twitter
Oracle InfraRed blog, LinkedIn, Facebook
Oracle Linux blog, Twitter, Facebook
Oracle Virtualization blog, Twitter, Facebook

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Footnotes

SPEC and the benchmark names SPECfp, SPECint, SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results as of April 10, 2012, from www.spec.org and this announcement. SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. More info www.sap.com/benchmark.

(1) Sun Blade X6270 M3 - 705 SPECint_rate2006, Sun Fire X4170 M3 – 96.8 SPECfp2006.

(2) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Linux running on a Sun Fire server, with two, eight-core Intel Xeon E5-2690 2.9 GHz processors, 8,310.19 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS world record SPECjEnterprise2010 2 processor result, highest SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS performance per core (519) and per processor (4155). SPECjEnterprise2010 models contemporary Java-based applications that run on large Java EE (Java Enterprise Edition) servers, backed by network infrastructure and database servers.

(3) IBM WebSphere Application Server V8 with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 on IBM BladeCenter HS22 with two Intel Xeon X5690 3.4 GHz processors and IBM DB2 9.7 on IBM x3850 X5 with two 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E7-4870 processors. 3,694.35 SPECjEnterprise2010EjOPS. IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 with AIX 7.1 on IBM Power 730 Express with two 3.5 GHz POWER 7 processors and IBM DB2 9.7 on IBM PS701 with one 3GHz POWER7 processors. 4,062.38 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

(4) Oracle’s Sun Fire X4800 M2 and Sun Fire X4470 server: 27,150.05 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS.

(5) Results from http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/benchmark/apps-benchmark/results-166922.html, as of April 10, 2012.

(6) Results on the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark running SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 as of 04/10/12: Sun Fire X4270 M3 (2 processors, 16 cores, 32 threads) achieved 8,320 SAP SD benchmark users. Configured with two 2.90 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2690 and 128 GB memory running Oracle 11g and Solaris 10. Cert# 2012014. IBM System x3650 M4 (2 processors, 16 cores, 32 threads) achieved 7,855 SAP SD benchmark users. Configured with two 2.90 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2690 and 128 GB memory running DB2 9.7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 EE. Cert# 2012010. Cisco UCS C240 M3 (2 processors, 16 cores, 32 threads) achieved 7,635 SAP SD benchmark users. Configured with two 2.90 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2690 and 128 GB memory running SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 DE. Cert# 2012011. Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S7 (2 processors, 16 cores, 32 threads) achieved 7,570 SAP SD benchmark users. Configured with two 2.90 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2690 and 128 GB memory running SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 EE. Cert# 2012008.

Contact Info

Michelle Jenkins
Oracle
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Blanc & Otus
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