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28 Jul 2009 Sizing Up Intel Xeon 5500s and Six-Core AMD Opterons as Tools for the Cloud [22086]
Know Your Needs, Blogger Recommends, Then Choose the Processor

The IT atmosphere is clouding up and, as it does, administrators are going to have to address certain issues, among them, which is the most suitable processor for a particular use of cloud computing. Mr. Benchmark provides a few suggestions in this direction in his blog, "What processor will fuel your first private cloud: Intel Nehalem or AMD Istanbul?"
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23 Jul 2009 Oracle Database on Sun CMT Hardware Sets New SAP Two-Tier SD Record [22132]
Also, Sun T5440 with 1.6 GHz UltraSPARC T2 Plus Delivers Record Performance on Oracle BI EE

Oracle and Sun set a world record four-processor result on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark running the SAP Enhancement Pack 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application (Unicode). The system configuration was comprised of a Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server equipped with four 1.6 GHz Sun UltraSPARC T2 Plus processors and the Oracle Database running on Solaris 10 for a result of 4,720 SAP SD Benchmark users.
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23 Jul 2009 Performance Testing of the New 1.6 GHZ UltraSPARC T2 and T2 Plus Processors [22135]
With Sun CMT Family of Systems

Record-breaking performance of the chip multi-threaded Sun SPARC Enterprise systems with newly released 1.6 GHz UltraSPARC T2 and T2 Plus processors have many bloggers examining the reported results and dissecting the numbers. The new processors were tested in the Sun CMT family of systems, including the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120, T5220, T5240, T5440 servers and the Sun Blade T6320 server module. Testings considered include SPECint_rate2006, SPECfp_rate2006, SPECjbb2005, SPECjAppServer2004, SAP Standard Sales and Distribution (SD) Benchmark, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (BI EE) and Zeus ZXTM HTTPThroughput.
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22 Jul 2009 Sun CMT Servers Offer 1.6 GHz UltraSPARC T2 and T2 Plus Processors [22129]
Also Announced: Sun Open Network Systems Enterprise 2.0 Solution for Oracle, New Six-Core AMD Opteron-Processor Servers

Chip multi-threaded (CMT) Sun SPARC Enterprise systems now offer 1.6 GHz processors. When used with the recently released Logical Domains 1.2, users can expect to experience additional virtualization and compute performance, simplified management, a reduction in I/O bottlenecks and accelerated application response time, Sun reports. The company also announced the Sun Open Network Systems Enterprise 2.0 Solution for Oracle that claims enterprise infrastructure deployment at up to 75 percent faster rates than traditional approaches. Additionally, new x64 blades and rackmount servers with the latest six-core AMD Opteron processors are available.
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03 Jul 2009 Demonstrating Out-of-the-box Performance Gains with memcached-1.3.1 [21875]
Blogger Uses Single-socket UltraSPARC T2 Processor

The blog entry "Scaling Memcached: 500,000+ Operations/Second with a Single-Socket UltraSPARC T2" explores single-instance memcached scalability for a few usage patterns. Blogger Zoran Radovic illustrates how to achieve out-of-the-box (no custom OS rewrites or networking tuning required) performance with 10G networking hardware and one single-socket UltraSPARC T2-based server with 8 cores and 8 threads per core (64 threads on a chip).
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