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Archived SPARC Articles
17 Apr 2017
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New SPARC Cloud Offerings and Secure Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Service [62690]
By Javier Puerta

Javier blogs, "Learn about the different SPARC-based cloud solutions. Acquaint yourself with a new on-premises cloud offering called Secure Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure as a Service which implements SPARC Enterprise.

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07 Apr 2017
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Fujitsu and Oracle Launch Fujitsu SPARC M12 Servers with World's Fastest Per-Core Performance [62247]
Providing optimized infrastructure for both on-premises and cloud environments

Fujitsu Limited and Oracle 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 achieve the world's highest per CPU core performance in arithmetic processing, offering dramatic improvements for a wide range of database workloads, from mission-critical systems on premises to big data processing in the cloud.

The new Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers join the vibrant SPARC technology ecosystem, and together with Oracle's SPARC systems they leverage the unique security and scalability features of the Oracle Solaris operating system, as well as the efficiency and versatility of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC virtualization software.

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.
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03 Apr 2017
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Announcing Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 for SPARC [62254]
By Avi Miller

Avi blogs, "The Oracle Linux operating system is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. It delivers leading performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications.

Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC) is the first public release of Oracle Linux on the SPARC platform. It was built from the same source packages as the corresponding Oracle Linux distribution for the x86 architecture, plus any required patches and modifications to support the SPARC platform..."
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27 Feb 2017
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New Oracle VM Server for SPARC Training [61190]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

Antoinette blogs, "With Oracle VM Server for SPARC, you can take advantage of the massive thread scale offered by Oracle's SPARC servers and the Oracle Solaris operating system.

The Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration training course has been updated and extended. So this popular and well received course is now even better.

This new course, through lecture material, hands-on activities and demos, will get you started installing Oracle VM Server for SPARC and teach you to:

  • Configure control and service domains
  • Create guest domains
  • Build I/O and root domains
  • Administer logical domains
  • Migrate logical domains

You can take the Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course in the following formats:..."
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22 Feb 2017
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Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.3 Released [60968]
By Honglin Su, February 22nd, 2017

Honglin blogs, "We are pleased to announce the latest maintenance update 3.4.0.3 of Oracle VM Server for SPARC. For a list of bug fixes, see Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.3 Supplemental Release Notes.

This update has been integrated into Oracle Solaris 11.3.17.5.0..."
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13 Feb 2017
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Monday Spotlight: It's About Security - Oracle Exadata SL6 [60736]
By Scott Lynn, February 13th, 2017

Scott blogs, " If you read my co-worker Gurmeet's Blog, you'll see the Exadata SL6 is one incredible machine. However, I want to talk about a very important aspect of the Exadata SL6 that I don't think is getting enough play: its security features.

We've been fighting the security battle for years now and it has become a booming business estimated at $445 billion in 2016. You could even say that hackers are the new mafia. But that's just the business side of cyberattacks. There's also state-sponsored cyberattacks. It's really cyberwarfare and it's playing out every day around the globe with every credit card transaction, every mobile phone call and every social media interaction. Somewhere, someone is being cyberattacked while you read this. It's estimated that it costs the healthcare industry $200,000'1''2' every minute of every day worldwide.

Now, I'm not trying to be alarmist. But we need to talk about this. For decades, we've worked hard to protect our data centers by attempting to keep people out. And that worked for a while..."
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