Oracle SPARC Servers

Oracle SPARC servers deliver high performance, security, and uptime for customers’ database and Java workloads. Organizations lower the cost of modernizing UNIX infrastructure with scale-up and scale-out designs that include the Oracle Solaris operating system and virtualization software at no additional cost. Customers’ workloads run faster using built-in acceleration of Oracle Database and Java, resulting in lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Product features

The Oracle SPARC server difference

High-performance cores accelerate applications

The SPARC M8 processor allows customers to run Java applications with record per-core performance for critical Java operations, as shown by SPECjbb2015 benchmarks performed by Oracle engineering.

Built-in security protects data

Silicon Secured Memory and end-to-end hardware data encryption secures customer data while maintaining excellent performance.

Optimizations improve Oracle software performance

Hardware optimizations for Oracle Database and Java, such as Data Analytics Acceleration, enable customers to run Oracle applications faster and more efficiently.

Binary compatibility guarantee simplifies modernization

The Oracle Solaris Binary Application Guarantee ensures that current applications will run unchanged on new SPARC systems, simplifying customers’ system upgrades and reducing risk.

Scalability reduces complexity

Oracle SPARC servers support up to 384 cores and 48 TB of memory so customers can efficiently consolidate UNIX applications, reducing data center complexity.

Security and high availability

Built-in security reduces risks

A comprehensive suite of security technologies, including end-to-end hardware encryption, allow customers to lower their risks by limiting intrusions and cyberattacks.

Encryption options increase security

SPARC processors include up to 16 built-in cryptographic algorithms, enabling IT staff to provide comprehensive data encryption without reducing application performance.

Silicon Secured Memory eliminates vulnerabilities

SPARC M8 and S7 processors reduce malware threats companies face by preventing invalid operations on application data, eliminating buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

Redundancy enables continuous operations

Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans allow customer applications to continue to run through component failures and repair operations.

Hot-pluggable storage reduces downtime

Hot-pluggable disk drives and PCIe card carriers, along with Solaris operating system upgrades on running systems, reduce downtime for customers’ UNIX applications.

Optimizations for Oracle software

Analytics accelerators speed up queries

Data analytics accelerators speed up Oracle Database In-Memory queries, allowing customers to quickly analyze OLTP databases.

Java applications run faster

SPARC processor cores are designed and optimized for Java enterprise software, enabling enterprises to run crucial applications faster and with less resources providing the best efficiency per core.

Native Oracle Number support accelerates applications

Hardware support for Oracle Number accelerates Oracle Database operations involving floating point data, enabling customers to analyze in-memory databases in less time.

Software in Silicon speeds development

Built-in Software in Silicon features, such as Silicon Secured Memory, increase developer productivity and software quality by automatically detecting memory access errors such as buffer overflows.

Oracle Solaris operating system

Leader in UNIX development

The best UNIX operating system for Oracle Database, Java, and demanding consolidated workloads improves customer productivity and efficiency.

Binary compatibility guarantee extends application lifetimes

The Oracle Solaris Binary Application Guarantee ensures customers that current applications will run unchanged on new SPARC systems.

Comprehensive security reduces risks

Anti-malware protection from the kernel to the application protects crucial data and secures customer systems against cyberattacks.

Observability simplifies troubleshooting

In-depth observability capabilities enable customers to troubleshoot systems and applications in real time.

Automation simplifies management

Single-command updating of customers’ entire Solaris installations reduces IT administrator workloads and costs, while multi-node compliance reporting saves customers time and money.

SPARC M8-8 server

Scale-up design increases efficiency

Up to 256 cores and 8 TB of memory reduce data center complexity by increasing consolidation efficiency for customers’ UNIX applications.

Isolated partitions increase availability

Option of two physically isolated partitions within a SPARC M8-8 system allow customers to increase application availability without increasing data center complexity.

Efficient virtualization lowers costs

No cost virtualization enables customers to run more than 100 virtual machines per processor, lowering data center complexity and costs.

Memory sparing improves resiliency

Proactive memory error detection and recovery with built-in DIMM sparing allows customer applications to run uninterrupted across memory failures.

High-throughput design accelerates workloads

Up to 76 TB of internal NMVe flash storage and 24 hot-pluggable PCIe 3.0 (x16) slots accelerate customers’ data-intensive UNIX workloads.

SPARC T8 servers

Architecture scalability improves efficiency

Customers efficiently run UNIX applications with single, dual, and four-socket SPARC T8 servers that are optimized for different size workloads.

Optimized designs lower costs

Cost-effective systems with 32 to 128 processor cores, up to 4 TB of memory, and up to 51 TB of NVMe flash storage allow customers to support a wide range of UNIX workloads with low TCO.

Logical domains increase availability

Multiple logical domains allow customers to efficiently allocate resources and increase application availability.

Built-in virtualization reduces costs

No-cost virtualization with virtually no system overhead enables customers to run more than 100 virtual machines per processor, substantially lowering data center complexity and costs.

SPARC S7 servers

Compact design increases efficiency

Compact SPARC S7-2 servers with 8 or 16 high-performance processor cores, up to 1 TB of memory, and up to 25 TB of NVMe flash-storage or 9.6 TB of disk storage in a 1U form factor enable customers to minimize the cost of deploying UNIX infrastructure.

Versatile design supports data-intensive applications

2U SPARC S7-2L servers with 16 high-performance processor cores, up to 1TB of memory, and up to 25 TB of NVMe flash-storage or 31 TB of disk-storage enable customers to run data-intensive UNIX workloads anywhere required.

SPARC S7 processor accelerates application performance

High core efficiency and memory bandwidth enable customers to run applications quickly while built-in accelerators for data analytics provide capabilities not found on x86 systems.

Scale-out solutions increase customer value

Scale-out solutions implemented with SPARC S7 servers increase customer value with high security, performance, and reliability using Software in Silicon features not found in commodity systems.

Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers

Extreme per-core performance accelerates applications

The Fujitsu SPARC64 XII processor delivers the world’s fastest per-core performance for arithmetic processing so customers’ applications run faster than on other UNIX platforms.

Modular architecture increases efficiency

A scale-up, building-block architecture enables customers to meet current UNIX workload demands and easily increase resources to meet future needs.

Scalability simplifies consolidation

Up to 32 processors, 384 cores with more than 3,000 CPU threads, and 48 TB of DDR4 memory allows customers to reduce data center complexity by consolidating demanding workloads.

Capacity on demand lowers costs

Per-core activation allows customers to reduce the cost of supporting UNIX workloads by only paying for the processor cores they enable.

Advanced design increases uptime

Built-in reliability, availability, and serviceability features, including error detection and recovery mechanisms, ensure stable operations, maximizing uptime for crucial customer applications.

Software on Chip accelerates Oracle Database

Customers run Oracle Database with high performance and efficiency because Software on Chip capabilities accelerate key database functions by implementing key software functions, such as Oracle Number arithmetic, in the processor.

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Oracle SPARC server use cases

  • Run business-critical applications and databases

    Oracle SPARC servers deliver high performance and availability for the most demanding enterprise workloads.

    Learn about Oracle SPARC server reliability, availability, and serviceability (PDF)

  • Accelerate Oracle software performance and efficiency

    Oracle SPARC servers are optimized to run Oracle Database, Java applications, and enterprise workloads more efficiently, making them the best option for UNIX workloads.

    Read about SPARC server customer successes (PDF)

  • Consolidate UNIX infrastructure

    Oracle SPARC servers provide a fast and secure platform for database and application consolidation while maximizing uptime.

    Explore Oracle SPARC T8 servers (PDF)

  • Increase UNIX application security

    Oracle Solaris running on Oracle SPARC servers delivers layered security via built-in technologies that help customers prevent the spread of malware in the datacenter.

    Understand Solaris security features

  • Deploy cost-effective, scale-out UNIX solutions.

    Oracle SPARC S7 severs enable customers to deploy scale-out solutions with the performance and security of Oracle SPARC systems and the cost model of commodity x86 servers.

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