Oracle Press Release

Oracle Unveils Its Fastest and Most Scalable Server and Engineered System -- the SPARC M6-32 and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32

Oracle’s Big Memory Machines are Ideal for In-Memory Applications and Consolidation; New Architecture Delivers High-End Performance and Availability with the Price/Performance of Entry Level Servers

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 23, 2013

News Summary

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.

News Facts

Oracle today announced the SPARC M6-32 server and SuperCluster M6-32 engineered system, based on new 3.6 GHz, 12-core SPARC M6 processors.
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 SuperCluster 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.

Supporting Quote

“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.”

Supporting Resources

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About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Oracle SuperCluster

Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems are Oracle’s fastest and most scalable engineered systems. Oracle SuperCluster combines Oracle’s SPARC servers running Oracle Solaris 11 with the database optimization of Oracle Exadata Storage Servers, the accelerated processing of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software, the high throughput and availability of Oracle’s ZFS Storage Appliance, and unified systems management of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c. They are pre-tested and optimized to run Oracle Database, Java and enterprise applications unchanged while accelerating database and Java performance by up to 10x compared to a build-it-yourself configuration. Part of Oracle’s Engineered Systems family, Oracle SuperCluster demonstrates Oracle’s unique ability to innovate and optimize at every layer of technology to simplify data center operations, drive down costs, and accelerate business innovation.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important educational and networking event of the year for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. This information technology event is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming technology breakthroughs. The conference, which is expected to draw more than 60,000 attendees from over 145 countries, offers more than 2,500 educational sessions, 400 product demos, exhibitions from 500 partners and customers showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management and infrastructure – all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is being held September 22-26 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information, to register, or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions and more live, please visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook and the Oracle OpenWorld Blog.

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Footnote

(1) Comparison of two IBM Power 795 servers, total of 32 4.0 GHz POWER7 processor chips, 256 cores, 16 TB main memory, Storwize V7000 Unified 1,376 TB HDD storage, FlashSystem 820 86 TB flash storage (Total List $13.8M) to Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 high performance storage configuration 32 3.6 GHz SPARC M6 processors, 384 cores, 16 TB main memory, Exadata Storage Servers with high capacity disks and flash storage, Oracle ZFS 80 TB storage ($3.2M). SuperCluster M6-32 system has an estimated 19% higher performance than the IBM Power 795 system in a comparison based on analysis of standard benchmarks. Result: 5x price/performance advantage.
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Contact Info

Letty Ledbetter
Oracle
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Michelle Jenkins
Oracle
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