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24 Apr 2012 The Register Reports on Aggressive SPARC Upgrade Program [26077]
Oacle Offers up to $4,000 per Controller on Older SPARC Hardware

Writing in the The Register, Timothy Prickett Morgan draws attention to Oracle's Trade In, Trade Up offer on the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4, Enterprise M8000, and Enterprise M9000 hardware. Oracle's installed base can receive up to $4,000 per processor as a trade-in on SPARC and SPARC x64 machines that have been in service for the three months prior to accepting the deal. Oracle is also extending the offer to Fujitsu users. Prickett Morgan speculates that Oracle's sales force will concentrate its efforts on the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 setups running Solaris 11 and able to support application server and database workloads.
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09 Apr 2012 Trade-in Older SPARC Servers, Get a $4,000 per CPU Allowance [25954]
Oracle's Upgrade Advantage Program Offer Expires May 31, 2012

Act now and get a trade-in allowance from Oracle on your old SPARC servers for a faster, more efficient SPARC Enterprise M8000, SPARC Enterprise M9000, or SPARC SuperCluster T4-4. The offer, which expires on May 31, 2012, and may not be combined with any other upgrade programs or promotions, includes a trade-in allowance of US$4000 per CPU. To learn more about the Upgrade Advantage Program (UAP) and other trade-ins, visit the UAP website. This is the perfect opportunity for savings and consolidation by reducing the number of systems in a datacenter or the number of datacenters in the organization.
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08 Jun 2011 SPARC Enterprise M8000 Outdoes IBM POWER7 on TPC-H@1TB Benchmark [24239]
HP Superdome 2 also Outperformed by M8000

Among the recent records set by Oracle technology is the one reported in SPARC Enterprise M8000 with Oracle 11g Beats IBM POWER7 on TPC-H @1000GB Benchmark. In this instance an Oracle SPARC Enterprise M8000 server configured with SPARC64 VII+ processors, Oracle's Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array storage, Oracle Solaris, and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 achieved a TPC-H performance result of 209,533 QphH@1000GB with price/performance of $10.13/QphH@1000GB, surpassing the performance of the IBM POWER7 server on the 1 TB TPC-H decision support benchmark.

The benchmark revealed that the SPARC Enterprise M8000 server delivers higher performance than the IBM Power 780 even though the SPARC VII+ processor-core is 1.6x slower than the POWER7 processor-core. The SPARC Enterprise M8000 server was found to be 27% faster than the IBM Power 780. IBM's reputed single-thread performance leadership did not provide benefit for throughput in this test.
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09 Feb 2011 An Offer You Cannot Refuse: Cash for Clunkers [23900]
Oracle Offers up to 50% off Sun Servers with Trade-in of Old HP Superdome

Enterprises running their apps on the tired, old HP Superdome now have an attractive offer that Oracle calls its "Cash for Clunkers" program, which offers customers a 50% discount on the Oracle Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 and M89000 server series. The particulars of the deal are:

  • Trade in any HP Superdome server to receive 50% off the list price of all Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 or M9000 server and eligible installed server options.

  • Offer good until May 31, 2011. Quotes with 50% discount generated prior to May 31, 2011 valid to the extent specified in quote terms and conditions.

Oracle sales representatives and Oracle partners have the complete details on this trade-in offer.
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16 Dec 2010 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Highlights Key Milestones on the SPARC Solaris Roadmap [23743]
If You Missed the Original Webcast, Watch the Replay Now

In his launch webcast remarks on the new SPARC Supercluster Larry Ellison announced "The Sunrise Program" as he introduced a number of new developments from Oracle/Sun. These include a new Oracle Database OLTP Performance TpmC world record; a new gold level support SLA for Gold Standard Configurations; two new products: SPARC Exalogic Elastic Cloud and SPARC Superclusters; and four technology updates, all in a crowded 32:53 minute video. Ellison also provided an update on the T4 microprocessor and the so-called "M3" processor, which is under development at Fujitsu. He also enthusiastically promoted FLASH technology, which has been extensively been incorporated into Oracle/Sun products. Overall, Ellison stressed optimization as the governing principle at Oracle.
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