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08 Jun 2011 Will Oracle Make a Move to Red Hat's KVM for Oracle VM? [24240]
Not Very Likely Says Wim Coekaerts

If you are waiting expectantly for Oracle to move Oracle VM from Xen to KVM (Red Hat's Kernel Based Virtual Machine,) Roddy Rodstein in his blog "Oracle VM: Xen today, KVM tomorrow?" suggests that you not hold your breath. After first providing an informative history on the development of both Xen and KVM, Rodstein then cites the expert opinion of Wim Coekaerts who blogs that Oracle has no really compelling reason to make the suggested shift to KVM. So take a breath.
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19 Oct 2010 Oracle Demonstrates Continued Support for OpenOffice.org [23595]
Participates in ODF Plugfest

Good news for the diehard fans of OpenOffice.org: Oracle will be in attendance at the ODF Plugfest in Brussels, October 14 and 15. With OpenOffice.org 3.3 now in Beta, Oracle has demonstrated its commitment to continuing support for the open source versions of its product line while fostering such contributions from the community as localization, quality assurance, porting, documentation and user experience. Oracle's investment in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting its other open source technologies -- MySQL, GlassFish, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, Xen, and InnoDB -- is further evidence that open source is alive and well within the Oracle camp.
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18 Aug 2010 Oracle VM 2.2.1 Takes Advantage of All 64 Cores of Sun Fire X4800 [23383]
Even Without Hyperthreading Enabled

When Oracle released its Sun Fire X4800 a few weeks ago, its documentation described the high-end x86 enterprise system as providing up to 8 sockets of Intel Xeon Processor 7500 series CPUs, huge memory, hot-plug PCI-Express gen 2 IO options, including access to up to 8 x 1GbE and 8 x 10GbE NICs and compute scalability up to 64 cores (128 threads with Intel Hyperthreading enabled). Now with Oracle VM, Wim Coekaerts reports full utilization of all 64 cores can be had even without hyperthreading enabled.
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10 Aug 2010 Multiple Server Hardware Options Available for Customers [23382]
Oracle Solaris Hardware Compatibility List Tells Which Systems are Certified

The announcement of Dell and HP readying to resell Oracle's Solaris and Enterprise Linux operating systems, as well as its Oracle VM implementation of the Xen hypervisor on their respective PowerEdge and ProLiant servers, has prompted a couple of bloggers to remind customers that these systems are just two of a multitude of systems available to them as options.
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02 Jun 2010 Support and Certification on Oracle Enterprise Linux [23181]
Ecosystem of Hardware and Software Partners Continues Growth

The free Oracle Enterprise Linux software and the Unbreakable Linux support program is nearly four years old and it continues to grow its extensive ecosystem of hardware and software partners. Sergio Leunissen provides a bit of background information on the open source software along with relevant links and a sampling of partners who have certified their products with Oracle Enterprise Linux.
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