The driving time to major SPARC milestones has gotten shorter, and with the recent release of the SPARC T4 chip, Oracle is providing better-than-promised performance, writes David A. Kelly in Oracle Magazine Online. Chris Armes, vice president of engineering at Oracle, seconds this view, saying, "With the SPARC T4 chip, weve actually delivered a faster chip in terms of raw gigahertz than we promised when we initially announced the [SPARC] roadmap." Attracted by the performance improvements the SPARC processor is delivering, more companies are adopting Oracle solutions that feature the series. One such company that Kelly cites is Tucson Electric Power Company, whose Senior Systems Administrator, IT Operations Group, Scott Myers, says, We went from using more than 20 servers and a bunch of different operating systems to having everything running on Oracle Solaris 10 inside Oracle Solaris Zones. Oracle Solaris Zones allow us to consolidate more operations on a single server, cut costs, simplify maintenance, save space, and reduce power consumption.
Podcast Highlights Oracle's SPARC T4 Processor
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