Oracle Press Release
Oracle Unveils Next Generation Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems

First to Deliver Application-to-Disk Solutions Managed As a Single System

Redwood Shores, Calif. – June 28, 2010
News Facts

Extending its leadership in the x86 clustered systems market, Oracle announced its next-generation Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems, including rackmount servers, blades and a 10 GbE cluster fabric.
Oracle offers the most complete, open and tightly integrated x86 clustered systems engineered across Oracle’s business software and hardware systems portfolio to deliver high performing application-to-disk solutions that can be managed and supported as a single system.
The Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems are designed for customers that run a mix of demanding Oracle and non-Oracle enterprise workloads across a grouping of systems.
These systems, which ship with Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM, deliver an end-to-end virtualized environment that provides a completely tested and supported solution for Oracle Software, including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications. The systems are also certified with other x86 operating systems and virtualization platforms.
Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems reduce management complexity, deliver record-breaking performance and boost operational efficiencies.
The Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems have achieved 14 outstanding world-record results on multiple industry standard benchmarks and prominent application workloads, including a world-record result on the SAP® Sales and Distribution-Parallel standard application benchmark running the SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application1, announced today.
Simplified Management, Record Performance and Operational Efficiencies

The Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems deliver advanced systems management capabilities that lower operating costs. Features include:
Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager provides a single point of management interface for all hardware components – blades, servers, storage, networking, power and virtualization.Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center delivers a highly scalable seamless management system that provides lifecycle management and process automation capabilities.
Install and configure blades and rackmount servers in minutes with Oracle Installation Assistant.
Eliminate the need for network administration skills in blade solutions with zero-management blade networking and in-silicon network virtualization.
Seamless integration into datacenter management solutions with industry’s most comprehensive integration with third-party management solutions.
The Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems deliver extreme scalability and dramatic increases in performance over previous generation platforms. Features include:
When used with Oracle Solaris, a highly scalable 8-socket Sun Fire x86 server delivers near linear database and application scaling.
***** technology’s best-in-class ***** memory accelerates demanding database and application performance.
The Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems deliver significant gains in operational efficiencies that reduce energy and cooling costs, eliminate network complexity and ease installation. Features include:
With up to 45 percent improvement in energy efficiency over the previous generation systems, service capacity can expand without added power and cooling load on datacenter infrastructure.
Easy to deploy complete application-to-disk solutions ranging from Oracle VM templates to Oracle Exadata.
Simplify network complexity and management, and double Virtual Machine live migration performance with Oracle’s 10 GbE cluster fabric.
The Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems are the latest addition to Oracle’s complete portfolio of cloud-ready software and hardware products, designed to enable customers to start small and grow into next-generation cloud computing infrastructure.
Supporting Quotes

“The launch of our Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems underscores our commitment to delivering the best, most differentiated x86 clustered solutions,” said John Fowler, Executive Vice President for Sun Systems, Oracle. “We are the first to deliver high-performing application-to-disk solutions that can be managed and supported as a single system. This is a major step forward in providing a completely optimized solution that delivers enterprise-class performance and scale while reducing management complexity and costs for customers.”
“Datacenter managers have always looked for price/performance improvements from their infrastructure investments, which are increasingly being achieved through fully integrated hardware and software,” said Matt Eastwood, group vice president, IDC. “Oracle’s new x86 blade and rack systems provide a complete solution for running Oracle software, delivering an integrated stack designed to reduce Capex and Opex costs in the datacenter.”
Supporting Resources

Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems Launch Center
x86 Platform, Performance and ISV Applications blogs
Power Calculators
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Results as of June28 2010. Source: SAP,
1 The SAP SD-Parallel standard application benchmark performed on May 07, 2010, by Oracle in Burlington, MA, USA, has been certified with the following data:
Number of SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users: 21,000

SAPS: 115,300

Operating system, central server: Oracle Solaris 10

RDBMS: Oracle 11g Real Application Clusters (RAC)

SAP Business Suite software: SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0


Two servers (2 active nodes): Oracle/Sun Fire X4470, 4 processors / 32 cores / 64 threads,

Intel Xeon Processor X7560, 2.26 GHz, 256 GB main memory

Certification number: The SAP certification number was not available at press time and can be found at the following Web page:

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