Oracle Launches Highly Optimized x86 Servers for Extreme Memory and I/O Requirements

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Oracle has announced the latest in its line of workload-specific, enterprise-grade servers, the Sun Server X4-4 and Sun Server X4-8. Co-engineered with Oracle software, these servers are the first to include elastic computing features, maximizing performance by adapting to different workload demands in real time.

The Sun Server X4-4 is designed specifically for business intelligence and analytics and server consolidation, while the Sun Server X4-8 is the best x86 platform for Oracle Database In-Memory option and scale-up applications. Oracle’s x86 servers are key building blocks for Oracle Engineered Systems.

Collaboration with Intel

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The Sun Server X4-8 is the best x86 platform for Oracle Database In-Memory option and scale-up applications.

With Oracle‘s x86 elastic computing capabilities – achieved by engineering together the server design based on Intel Xeon Processor E7-8895 v2 with Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux – customers can configure these systems to dynamically optimize for core count or core performance to support optimal performance for a given workload.

“Through close collaboration with Intel, we are the first to announce servers based on the new Intel® Xeon® E7-8895 v2 processors,” said Ali Alasti, senior vice president, Hardware Development, Oracle. “We are also the first with unique capabilities that allow customers to dynamically address different workloads in real time.”

The new servers optimize valuable data center space and are able to manage extreme memory and I/O requirements for mission-critical workloads. The systems would also offer excellent performance for virtualization and high density, clustered computing in enterprise cloud environments.

Oracle’s x86 servers, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM are engineered, tested, deployed and supported together.

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