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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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17 May 2010 Oracle Solaris 10 Subscriptions and Support for HP [23104]
Collaboration Begun with Sun Continues with Oracle

An HP QuickSpec pdf provides information on running Oracle Solaris 10 OS on certified ProLiant servers. The pdf notes that HP has long undertaken to ensure compatibility between its servers and the Solaris OS. Collaboration with Oracle has resulted in HP being able to offer the subscriptions and support for the Oracle Solaris 10 on certified ProLiant servers, while Oracle will provide patches and updates directly to HP's customers through Oracle SunSolve.
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12 Mar 2010 Oracle Announces Some of Its Bets [22893]
Emphasis Is Strong on Virtualization Solutions

There have been many questions raised recently about which of Sun's products will have a life after Oracle. Some of these questions are answered in the post "The Oracle VM Product Line Welcomes Sun!" by Adam Hawley, who writes, "We are tremendously excited to combine our portfolios and work side-by-side with our extremely talented Sun brethren to advance the state-of-the art in virtualization."
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