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Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
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10/3/2011 | 5:51:47 AM
re: Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
If Sparc is as good as Oracle claims, why don't they use it in any of their Exa boxes? According to Oracle, T4 breaks every record on every workload in the world. Why then did they only announce the SuperCluster instead of ditching x86 across all of their Exa machines? They just announced a new Exa box for Hadoop built with Xeon after the release of the T4 processor.
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10/3/2011 | 6:31:55 AM
re: Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
Oracle releases the new Exa-Hadoop box today that Fowler was talking about with... drum roll... Intel Xeon instead of the mind blowing power of T4. If Oracle doesn't even want to buy Sparc instead of x86, how are they going to convince their customers?
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10/3/2011 | 9:21:20 AM
re: Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
This is the configuration they used to "outperform" Power 7:

OracleG«÷s SPECjEnterprise2010 Java T4 benchmark result, which was highlighted, needed four times the number of app nodes, twice the number of cores, almost four times the amount of memory and significantly more storage than the IBM POWER7 result.(1) OracleG«÷s price performance and space metric claims (which are not even official benchmark metrics) were calculated only for the application tier of this benchmark, basically ignoring the all important database server, software and storage.

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