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25 Jan 2010 Logical Domains (LDoms) 1.3 Released [22763]
New Features Add Speed and Administration Ease

Logical Domains (LDoms) provides built-in virtualization capabilities for Sun Chip Multithreading (CMT) Servers at no cost. The latest free release of LDoms is version 1.3, which now features CPU dynamic resource management (DRM), domain mobility performances improvement, crypto unit dynamic reconfiguration and migration support, link-based IPMP for virtual network, large virtual disk (>1TB) boot support, and more.
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23 Dec 2009 Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card [22674]
Delivers I/O Performance Equaling up to 300 Disk Drives

The Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Card is a Flash PCIe card with an integrated disk controller that increases server storage I/O and application performance. Targeted at I/O intensive applications, such as databases with 4K block aligned workloads, the Sun Flash Accelerator delivers I/O performance equaling that of up to 300 disk drives, Sun reports.
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03 Dec 2009 IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1 on Solaris [22386]
Testing Configurations and Tuning

The authors of the IBM tech article "Capitalizing on Large Numbers of Processors with IBMWebSphere Portal on Solaris," Martin Presler-Marshall, Laura Yen, and Daniel Edwin, share their experience in evaluating IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1 running on a Sun T5240 server with 16 processor cores, supporting 128 simultaneous computing threads. The authors tested a variety of approaches, configurations and tuning techniques in an effort to determine how best to get the optimal results from software in a system with hundreds of simultaneous computing threads.
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01 Dec 2009 SPECmail2009: New World record on T5240 1.6GHz Sun 7310 and ZFS [22607]
14,000 users, 69,857 sessions per hour

According to SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation), "The SPECmail2009 benchmark measures the ability of corporate e-mail systems to meet today's demanding e-mail users over fast corporate local area networks (LAN). The SPECmail2009 benchmark simulates corporate mail server workloads that range from 250 to 10,000 or more users, using industry standard SMTP and IMAP4 protocols."

Sun has published SPECmail2009 results for the Sun Java Messaging server 7.2, which achieved a world record.
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28 Nov 2009 What's New on BigAdmin [22632]
As of November 25th, 2009

Using Oracle Databases With NFS on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

This quick start guide shows how to deploy Oracle Database using the NFS protocol with Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems (release 2009.Q3). Here are configuration tips for the Solaris 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Oracle Enterprise Linux operating systems.

Updated: Firmware Flash Utility for SAS Expanders

This unbundled product requires Solaris 10 10/08 OS or later (using SPARC and x64 platforms). The utility allows you to upgrade the SAS expander firmware on Sun Fire T5140/T5240 servers, Sun Storage arrays, and some storage blades.
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