Oracle Corporation Launches New 4 and 8 Socket Systems

    Oracle Corporation Launched New 4 and 8 Socket Systems Based on Intel's Xeon E7-8895 v2 Processor The new Sun Server X4-4 and Sun Server X4-8 offer unique hardware-grade computing elasticity features that allow customers to configure dynamic optimization based on the number of cores used or kernel load to achieve optimal performance.

    Close collaboration with Intel allowed Oracle to be the first to get the new Xeon E7-8895 v2 processor for its systems and ensure maximum compatibility with Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux operating systems. Sun Server X4-4 was designed primarily for business analytics and analytic tasks, as well as server consolidation, which makes these systems an ideal platform for VDS / VPS, as well as suitable for applications that perform analytical tasks online. Sun Server X4-8 has been rated as the best option for Oracle Database In-Memory and vertical scaling. Sun X4-8 supports PCI flash memory up to 6TV, which will significantly speed up database performance due to caching. Almost any application that works with a top-level database can run faster with the Database In-Memory option enabled.

    The Xeon E7-8895 v2 processor was not chosen by chance. It features Glueless architecture developed by Intel.
    A specially designed QPI bus is used to communicate between I / O devices, network interfaces, and processors. In servers with 4 processors, they all connect to each other directly through this bus.

    In an 8-processor server, each processor is directly connected to three neighboring ones, and through one of them to the other four.

    The main advantages of this architecture are that absolutely any manufacturer can produce 8-processor servers. There is no need for special development by the manufacturer, so the cost of 4- and 8-socket servers is reduced.

    What do we get in the end?

    Sun Server X4-4

    Sun Server X4-8

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