Oracle this week announced a series of new servers equipped with its groundbreaking SPARC T4 processor. The company touts the technology as having the “biggest generational increase in performance in the history of Oracle's SPARC processors.” Codenamed “Yosemite Falls” during its development, the T4 chip has run at speeds of 2.85GHz and 3GHz in SPARC T4 servers, a 73-82 percent improvement over 16-core T3 processors, according to The Register. The processors feature unique on-chip accelerators, which heighten security without hindering performance.
So far, four servers and one supercluster will feature the T4 processor. They are:
SPARC T4-1 Server: Features one eight-core 2.85GHz processor, scales to 256 GB of memory via 16 DDR3 DIMMs, 2U form factor.
SPARC T4-1B Server Module: Features one eight-core 2.85GHz processor, scales to 256 GB of memory via 16 DIMMs. As many as 10 SPARC T4-1B blades fit into a single Sun Blade 6000 Chassis.
SPARC T4-2 Server: Features two 2.85GHz processors, scales to 512 GB of memory via 32 DDR3 DIMMs, 3U form factor.
SPARC T4-4 Server: Features four 3.0GHz processors, scalable to 1 TB of memory, 5U form factor.
SPARC SuperCluster T4-4: A high-performance, general-purpose system that scales to 4 TB of memory per rack. Designed for multi-tiered tasks.
The products are part of Oracle's SPARC T Series, whose systems are highly scalable, deliver record performance, offer world-class security and minimize energy consumption. Previous T-Series systems include the SPARC T3-1, SPARC T3-1B, SPARC T3-2 and SPARC T3-4 servers. If you want to learn more about T-Series systems, feel free to call us at (888) 486-4948!