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Oracle Unveils Its Fastest Server and Super Cluster System

Users of high-performance computing systems can achieve new levels of performance, scalability, and economy thanks to Oracle’s SPARC M6-32, Oracle’s fastest server, and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32. Both are based on the new 3.6 GHz, 12-core SPARC M6 processors.

“The SPARC M6-32 server and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 fundamentally change data center economics by combining high-end computing performance and availability with the cost-efficiency of entry-level servers,” says John Fowler, Oracle executive vice president. “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.”

The SPARC M6-32 server can be configured with up to 32 terabytes of system memory and as many as 384 processor cores to run entire applications and databases in-memory.

With 32 terabytes of main memory, SPARC M6-32 has 2x the memory capacity of IBM’s largest power server, Oracle reports. “With the SPARC M6-32 server system, we have doubled the number of cores and doubled the performance of the machine,” says Masood Heydari, Oracle senior vice president of engineering. “Plus, customers with SPARC M5-32 servers can add SPARC M6 processors to their existing systems.”

Mission-Critical Performance Boost
Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 is Oracle’s fastest and most scalable engineered system. Combining the SPARC M6-32 server, powerful virtualization technologies, and unique Oracle Exadata storage and Oracle Exalogic software optimizations, Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 is designed to run the full range of mission-critical database and enterprise applications on a single system in a consolidated or private cloud environment. Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 scales up to 32 processors and 32 terabytes of memory for breakthrough in-memory application performance.

To take advantage of the Oracle SuperCluster M6-32 big memory capabilities, Oracle is redesigning specific modules in many of its business application modules. (see related story, “Oracle In-Memory Applications Power Faster Business Decisions.”)

It can provide 10 to 20x faster performance on business-critical applications such as financial close, cost management, projections, and planning. And Oracle In-Memory Applications help change business dynamics and enable customers to discover new growth opportunities, make smarter decisions, and accelerate workloads.

Learn more about Oracle’s SPARC M6-32 server and Oracle SuperCluster M6-32.

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