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22 Apr 2013 Fujitsu M10 Servers Now Available Worldwide [30519]
Build on SPARC 64X Processor

Fujitsu and Oracle have announced the worldwide availability of Fujitsu M10 servers, based on the 16-core SPARC64 X processor. Fujitsu M10 servers deliver mainframe class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) and scale dynamically from 1 to 64 processors in a modular architecture with core-level CPU Activation that allows customers to easily add resources in Building Blocks to meet changing workload requirements without downtime for existing applications. Featuring breakthrough technology, including Software on Chip and Liquid Loop Cooling, Fujitsu M10 servers provide highly flexible system configurations with physical partitioning and built-in, no-cost virtualization technologies via Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle Solaris Zones.
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22 Apr 2013 SPARC T5-2 Posts Yet Another Leading Benchmark Result [30523]
Scores Siebel CRM Benchmark World Record

Among its many recent record breaking benchmark results, Oracle's SPARC T5-2 Server line now numbers world-leading performance on Siebel CRM. SPARC T5-2 servers running the application tier achieved 40,000 users with sub-second response time and with throughput of 333,339 business transactions per hour on the Siebel PSPP benchmark (including Siebel Call Center and Order Management System), delivering 2X better performance on a per chip basis compared to earlier published SPARC T4 numbers. In this benchmarking exercise the SPARC T5-2 server used Oracle Solaris Zones which provide flexible, scalable and manageable virtualization to scale the application within and across multiple nodes.
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29 Mar 2013 An Overview and a How-to on Protecting Your Oracle Solaris Zone Cluster [30349]
Labeling Zones for Appropriate Access

Rick Ramsey posts an introduction to zones, clustering, and trusted extensions and a link to a paper by Subama Ganguly on building a secure zone cluster with trusted extensions. As Ramsey writes in his introduction, "Oracle Solaris Trusted Zone clusters became available in Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1. They are zone clusters with the security capabilities (mandatory access control or MAC) provided by Trusted Extensions. The zones in the cluster are labeled in the same way that other objects are labeled, so that only other objects with the same (or higher) sensitivity label can access them. Subama Ganguly walks you through setting one up.
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21 Mar 2013 Oracle Releases Oracle Learn Cloud 13A [30248]
The Perfect Tool for Managing Multinational Enterprise Training Needs

Oracle Learn Cloud 13A, the latest version of the learning management system (LMS), is a comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking, managing and reporting on all types of formal and informal workforce training. Using a single platform to access online, virtual and on-the-job training, organizations can design tailored user experiences through highly configurable learning portals with a unique user interface to manage learning globally. Oracle Learn Cloud 13A features an expanded global reach with additional time zones, languages and date format preferences, along with usability updates to help increase adoption and convenience.
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15 Mar 2013 'Best Practices for Deploying Oracle Solaris Zones with Oracle Database 11g on SPARC SuperCluster [30153]
Oracle White Paper

Giri Mandalika summarizes the Oracle white paper "Best Practices for Deploying Oracle Solaris Zones with Oracle Database 11g on SPARC SuperCluster," explaining that SuperCluster users have the choice of running their databases in logical domains dedicated to running Oracle Database 11g R2.

With exclusive access to Exadata Storage Servers, those domains are called "Database" domains. Users can create and use all logical domains as "database domains" or "application domains" or a mix of those, Mandalika writes. The paper talks only about database domains and their creation, configuration and use within each database domain for fine grained control over multiple databases in a SuperCluster environment.
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