Oracle unveils the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4

The world’s fastest general-purpose engineered system was unveiled today by Oracle Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison and Executive Vice President John Fowler.

Oracle’s SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 is based on Oracle’s new SPARC T4 servers, which deliver the biggest generational performance increase in the history of Oracle’s SPARC processors, resulting in nine world record benchmarks.

The SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 is a complete application-to-disk solution ideal for consolidating a broad spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications, offering outstanding efficiency with a 10:1 server consolidation ratio for heterogeneous database, middleware and Web applications.

The SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 combines Oracle’s SPARC T4-4 server running Oracle Solaris with the optimised database performance of Oracle Exadata storage cells, the accelerated middleware and application processing of the Exalogic Elastic Cloud software, and offers internal shared disk storage via Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage 7320 Appliance.

The SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 will support all current Oracle Solaris applications and supports the latest release of Oracle Solaris, as well as the upcoming release of Oracle Solaris 11, thereby providing both forward and backward compatibility.

“The SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 is a really fast computer,” said Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison. “It combines the latest in Extreme Parallelism and the latest in Extreme Compression to provide a 100 per cent upwardly compatible migration path for existing SPARC customers.”

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