Oracle this week unveiled five servers powered by Intel Xeon's renowned E5-2600 series processors. The x86 servers are available in rackable and blade form factors. Carrier-grade versions (Netra) of the systems were also released. In its announcement, Oracle touted the servers for providing “the industry's best x86 platform for Oracle applications.”
The Oracle servers announced this week are:
Sun Fire X4170 M3 Server: Geared toward enterprise-class middleware and business applications, this server scales to 512 GB of memory via 16 DIMMs. The X4170 M3 features a compact 1U form factor that's ideal for space-constrained datacenters.
Sun Fire X4270 M3 Server: This 2U workhorse is the industry's most scalable enterprise-class x86 system. It comes equipped with two E5-2600 Xeons and scales to 512 GB of memory and 37.2 TB of internal disk storage.
Sun Blade X6270 M3 Server: Armed with two Xeons, this server module is designed for easy deployment and management. It delivers up to 80% more performance than its predecessor, the Sun Blade X6270 M2.
Sun Netra X4270 M3 Server: This carrier-grade system supports up to 256 GB of memory and features six PCI-E 3.0 slots and four 10 GbE ports. It is powered by dual Xeons.
Sun Netra X6270 M3 Server Module: As many as 10 X6270 M3s fit into a single Sun Netra 6000 Chassis. Each two-socket module scales to 384 GB of memory.