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11 Apr 2012 Oracle Achieves World Record Two Processor Result with SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark [25962]
Record Is a 53 Percent Improvement over Previous Two-Processor Marks

Oracle WebLogic Server, running on Oracle’s Sun Fire x86 servers, together with Oracle Linux and Oracle Database 11g Release 2, set a world record result for a two-processor system with the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark. This benchmark result -- 8,310.19 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (Enterprise Operations Per Second -- is the highest EjOPS per core and per processor of any result ever published with the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark. This Oracle configuration delivered a 53 percent improvement upon the previous best two processor result, showcasing the performance of Sun Fire x86 servers, based on new Intel Xeon E5 processors, running Oracle software across multiple tiers.
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26 Mar 2012 World Record x86 Performance on Industry Standard Java Middleware and Transactional Database Benchmarks [25803]
Oracle Sun Fire X4800 M2 Once Again Leads the Field in Performance

Oracle’s Sun Fire X4800 M2 server running Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 and Oracle Tuxedo set an x86 world record result on the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Oracle Database 11g Release 2. This single node world record outstrips the best IBM System x3850 X5 single node result, delivering 1.63 times more performance and HP ProLiant DL580 G7 by 2.8 times. Server hardware had a calculated price/performance advantage of 14 times over IBM Power 780. Oracle achieved 5,055,888 transactions per minute (tpmC) with a price/performance of $.89/tpmC.
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24 Jun 2011 Sun Storage 2500-M2 Array [24289]
'High availability and Scalability at Entry-Level Prices'

Key specifications of the Sun Storage 2500-M2 Array include:

  • SAS2 (6 Gb/sec) architecture
  • Next-generation 8 Gb/sec FC or 6 Gb/sec SAS2 host interface
  • 2 GB data cache
  • Up to eight FC host ports
  • SAS2 disk drive support
  • AC/DC power supply options

This array offers from 5 to 48 drives (the latter number with three expansion trays) for up to 28.8 TB of storage. The array is SAS based internally. You can put 300GB and 600 GB in it. The 2540-M2 provides 4 (8 optional) FC ports with up to 8 GB/sec. The 2530-M2 has 4 SAS2 ports with up to 6 GBit/s. It has 2 integrated controllers providing 2 GB cache protected by a power backup for 72 hours.
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17 Jan 2011 Oracle and the University of Central Florida [23853]
Second-Largest University Reduces Costs and Improves System Performance with Powerful Combination of Oracle Software and Hardware

To help streamline academic administration and to manage growth, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is using a multifaceted solution that combines Oracle software and hardware.

As the nation’s second-largest university (single campus), UCF needed a powerful, scalable and reliable IT infrastructure to support its continued growth, while also addressing a growing user preference for Web-enabled portals and self-service options.

"The combination of Oracle software and hardware provides us with an innovative platform that significantly streamlines our administrative processes so students can spend more time learning and less time standing in line filling out paperwork," said Bob Yanckello, CTO, University of Central Florida. "Oracle’s hardware provides the performance and scalability needed to ensure that students, faculty and staff have access to the system even during the most severe traffic spikes."
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22 Jan 2010 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) Run on Sun [22739]
Games to Rely on Wide Array of Hardware, Software, Consulting Services from Sun

Sun Microsystems of Canada will be responsible for managing the IT infrastructure supporting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) in Vancouver, Canada. The assignment entails connecting 15 networked venues and three datacenters, running multiple business applications and an integration test lab, and keeping 10,000 media outlets up to date with over 100 TB of data. This technology infrastructure will handle daily operations as well as share real-time data with billions worldwide.
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