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New SPARC Servers Deliver Breakthrough Price Performance for Optimizing
Server Environments

The latest generation of Oracle’s SPARC servers—the SPARC T5 and SPARC M5-32 servers—gives businesses a number of new high-performance choices for updating their server environments while maximizing existing investments in current hardware and software. New SPARC T5 and SPARC M5-32 servers are ideal for mission-critical workloads that require the highest levels of computing power, scalability, and reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). However, enterprises can also continue to use SPARC T4 servers for a wide range of applications and cloud infrastructures as well. Oracle Solaris’s binary compatibility guarantee means organizations can purchase new systems and continue to run their existing applications unmodified. Customers’ existing and future applications are supported as new SPARC servers are added to their data centers.

Higher Performance, Lower TCO
Among the important benefits of the new SPARC T5 and SPARC M5-32 servers is improved total cost of ownership. For example, enterprises can reduce costs significantly by consolidating existing applications onto the new server hardware, thanks to the improved price performance of the new systems. Consolidation can improve utilization and also reduce the costs and management headaches of server sprawl that develop when large numbers of aging servers are used to meet growing business demands.

The latest systems also come with important resource and system management software at no cost, including Oracle VM Server for SPARC for virtualization, integrated on-chip crypto acceleration for ultimate security, and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center for simplifying data center operations.

Performance Improvements
SPARC T5 servers expand the current T-Series portfolio with best-in-class single thread performance, and they double the throughput of SPARC T4 servers. SPARC T5 systems also offer the only eight-socket server with a glueless interconnect that enables linear scalability for the most-demanding cloud and enterprise applications. For high availability, SPARC T5 systems provide integrated mission-critical RAS for maximum system uptime.

Building on an extensive SPARC heritage, the SPARC M5-32 server features the SPARC M5 processor with the same high-throughput S3 cores as the SPARC T5 processor, but adds a massive 48 MB of level-3 cache. The SPARC M5-32 server can be expanded to up to 32 processors and 32 terabytes of system memory. For reliability, the new SPARC M5-32 server provides redundancy and hot-plug of many components for reduced downtime. SPARC M5-32 also includes Dynamic Domains, which provide complete fault and security isolation for key applications.

New Options
Together, the SPARC T5 and SPARC M5-32 servers deliver improved price/performance, high availability, and clear options for enhancing existing server environments. Get more details about Oracle's new SPARC servers.

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