Oracle Press Release

Oracle and Fujitsu Enhance SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers with New Processor

Delivers Improved Performance and Investment Protection for Mission-Critical Computing

Redwood Shores, CA and Tokyo – December 2, 2010

News Facts

Continuing their more than 20-year partnership and leadership in mission-critical computing, Oracle and Fujitsu announced the enhanced SPARC Enterprise M-Series server product line with a new processor SPARC64 VII+. Oracle and Fujitsu also unveiled the unified enclosure design of the Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC Enterprise M-series servers which features the logos of both companies.
Jointly designed and manufactured by Oracle and Fujitsu, the enhanced SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers deliver increased performance, improved manageability and maximum investment protection for mission-critical computing.
The SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers run Oracle Solaris and deliver extreme reliability and scalability, and tightly engineered performance optimizations for customers running mission-critical applications, including Oracle Applications and Fujitsu applications. Customers running other applications will also benefit from the improved performance of the SPARC Enterprise M-series servers.
The new SPARC64 VII+ processor provides faster memory access and increased compute power, including:
Increased clock speed of up to 3.0 GHz and double the size of the L2 cache up to 12MB, delivering up to 20 percent more performance. (1) All M-series benchmarks are available here.
SPARC hardware and Oracle Solaris jointly engineered for maximum performance. 
Oracle is optimizing the hardware, operating system and Oracle Applications to deliver maximum system performance.
The SPARC Enterprise M-series servers with Oracle Solaris provide mission-critical reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) for applications that need to be “always on,” including:
Predictive self-healing, component redundancy and hot-swap, memory mirroring and fault containment with Dynamic Domains and Solaris Containers.
Extensive combined hardware, operating system and application testing to improve reliability and performance of the servers.
The SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers protect customer hardware and software investments with easy in-system processor and system board upgrades that enable customers to mix multiple generations of processors in one server, all running at full speed.
The recently announced Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g OpsCenter has new SPARC Enterprise M-series-specific management capabilities, including:
Simplified management for the entire integrated hardware and software stack.
The ability to create, manage, provision and configure Dynamic Domains and Solaris Containers, making the SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers a better consolidation platform.
The SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers are Oracle and Fujitsu’s comprehensive line of SPARC Solaris servers, ranging from the single-socket M3000 to the 64-socket M9000.
This announcement completes a full refresh of Oracle and Fujitsu’s entire line of SPARC servers; further demonstrating Oracle and Fujitsu’s continuing investment in the SPARC architecture.

Supporting Quotes

“The enhanced Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC Enterprise M-Series server line represents our commitment to protecting our customers’ investments by engineering high-performance systems for mission-critical deployments that can be periodically and easily upgraded,” said John Fowler, Oracle Executive Vice President, Systems. “Oracle delivers optimized systems, engineered from application-to-disk, to provide customers with best-in-class performance, availability and simplified management.”
“We are pleased to announce with Oracle, the launch of our enhanced SPARC Enterprise M-series servers using the new SPARC64 VII+ processor,” said Noriyuki Toyoki, Corporate Senior Vice President of Fujitsu. “The new SPARC64 VII+ based, SPARC Enterprise M-series server product line is the crown jewel of our over 20-year relationship, and further solidifies our joint commitment in providing SPARC/Solaris products which deliver improved value to our customers towards the future.”

Supporting Resources

SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers: Oracle and Fujitsu
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(1) Comparison based upon SPECint_rate2006 result of 3150 on a Sun SPARC

Enterprise M9000 server compared to the previous result of 2590. SPEC and the benchmark name SPECint are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results as of 11/29/2010 from www.spec.org and this announcement.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

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Contact Info

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Nicole Maloney
Oracle
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Fujitsu Limited

Public and Investor Relations Division
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Oracle
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