Fujitsu and Oracle have announced the launch of Fujitsu SPARC M12, a new lineup of enterprise servers now available worldwide. Featuring Fujitsu’s new SPARC64 XII processor, Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers would achieve one of the world’s highest per CPU core performance in arithmetic processing. This would offer significant improvements for a wide range of database workloads, from mission-critical systems on premises to big data processing in the cloud.
Oracle and Fujitsu have worked together for more than three decades to produce SPARC server systems. Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers are offered in two models: the two-processor Fujitsu SPARC M12-2 server, and the Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S server, which can be expanded incrementally to a maximum of 32 processors.
Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers offer up to 2.5 times better core performance compared to the previous Fujitsu M10 models, according to Fujitsu. Software on Chip, a feature carried on from the Fujitsu M10, would accelerate database processing.
Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers provide CPU Core Activation functionality, for configuring CPU resources one core at a time from a minimum of just two cores per server. CPU Core Activation would allow these servers to be configured to meet business needs, with the dynamic flexibility to grow as needed.
The high-end Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S model offers additional scalability in the form of building block architecture to connect additional Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S server chassis to form flexible scale-up and scale-out servers. By connecting a maximum of 16 building blocks, a single system with over 3,000 CPU threads can be created. Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S servers would provide an ideal foundation for private cloud implementations by mitigating initial investment risks while allowing for gradual expansion.
Building on the Fujitsu mainframe heritage and the RAS features found in Fujitsu M10 servers, Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers provide error detection and recovery mechanisms for error protection across all processor circuits, “supporting stable operation of mission-critical processing.”
“Oracle and Fujitsu have worked together for more than three decades to produce SPARC systems satisfying the demanding requirements of mission critical infrastructure,” said Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle Corporation. “Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers featuring the new SPARC64 XII processor for extreme core performance is an exciting addition to the SPARC family, allowing customers to address their most difficult computing challenges with systems that offer both high performance and enterprise reliability.”