Oracle release latest Haswell X86 machines (finally!)

Posted By Adam Lister - 04/12/2014 09:00

A little behind everyone else, ‘Big Red’ have released their Haswell based Intel X86 machines, with a few technical advantages over other Vendors. Early December saw the new X5 Oracle machines available for delivery. Featuring Intel E5-2600 v3 chips and NVMe SSDs for up to 6.4TB of high-bandwidth flash storage.

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Haswell has landed, 18 cores, 36 threads, and up to 3.5 GHz.

Posted By Carolyne Jones - 01/09/2014 09:00

Intel have released their latest update to their Xeon E5 line up, in the form of Haswell. Offering up to 18 cores, this is most exciting release by Intel in a long while. Frequency scaling, as seen before, is still in place; as is DDR4 architecture and cache monitoring.

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Oracle SPARC M7 CPU details released, due 2015

Posted By Adam Lister - 18/08/2014 09:00

As part of the annual 'Hot Chips' convention, Oracle have released a couple of details about the hot-ly anticipated M7 incarnation of the SPARC CPU line up. Featuring 8 core clusters, and a total of 32 cores per socket the SPARC M7 has 10 Billion, yes BILLION transistors on one chip.

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Violin memory unveil cheaper 17.5TB flash array

Posted By Adam Lister - 08/08/2014 09:00

Violin Memory have unveiled a new 'mid-range' all flash array - the 6100. Aimed at small to mid-size enterprise that require highly performant storage, but not the kind of size usually attributed to Violin.

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Oracle release their new 4 socket Ivy Bridge machines

Posted By Carolyne Jones - 08/04/2014 10:00

Today, Oracle released details of their replacement for the X2-4, the X4-4. Featuring 4 of Intels E7-8895 v2 Ivy Bridge-EX processors, and up to 3 TB of main memory. The new X4-4 boasts 50% more cores, and 50% more memory slots.

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Fujitsu release E5-2400 v2 machines, and a new naming structure

Posted By Carolyne Jones - 06/03/2014 13:30

Fujitsu have released two E5-2400 v2 based servers, the first of their new naming structure. Based on Intel's 22nm technology, these new boxes are Ivy Bridge-EN based with up to 10 cores and lower power draw than the E5-2600 series.

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HP, IBM & Dell Release Xeon E7 v2 based Servers

Posted By Carolyne Jones - 18/02/2014 11:30

Intel have released the long awaited Ivy Bridge EX 'E7 v2' line of server CPUs. Hot on the heels of this, Dell, HP and IBM have released their E7 v2 range of servers. Allowing up to 6TB of main system memory, and up to 15 cores per socket, the E7 v2 delivers faster IO - and increases the amount of data that you can keep hot.

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Primary Storage at the Speed of Memory from Violin Memory

Posted By Carolyne Jones - 21/01/2014 08:30

The Violin Memory 200 Series is a 12TB to 64TB Flash storage solution that can transform the performance of your trading and back-office systems. Results speak for themselves, so if your traders or strategists complain about poor system performance, take Violin Memory Flash storage for a test drive. Our team will deliver and install the Flash array at no cost to you.

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Fujitsu upgrade SPARC64-X with 'Plus' model

Posted By Daniel Goodman - 04/09/2013 14:30

Fujitsu SPARC64-X+

Fujitsu have upped the power of their SPARC64-X processor in its new SPARC64-X+. Fujitsu will be targeting 3.5 GHz with this latest upgrade to its long standing SPARC CPU line - a 16% increase to its SPARC64-X predecessor. This will deliver up to 448 gflops of peak performance (double-precision floating point). 

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Oracle unveil SPARC M6 details

Posted By Carolyne Jones - 02/09/2013 14:30

Last week (28/08/2013), Oracle unveiled details of the SPARC M6 cpu, with IBM in its crosshairs. Reaction is positive from those with memory hungry compute needs. Scalable to 96 sockets, the SPARC M6 should hold the attention of large corporations and governmental institutions.

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Oracle to release new ZS3 storage platform

Posted By Carolyne Jones - 15/08/2013 10:00

Oracle will be announcing notable enhancements to the NAS solution offerings in the form of ZS3. This will include new systems, configuration options, and software features. Integration with ZS3 and Oracle Database will be a big talking point. The new ZFSSA will be outlined in mid September - replacing the ZFS Storage Appliance line.

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Oracle release Virtual Compute Appliance X3-2

Posted By Daniel Goodman - 13/08/2013 10:00

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance

Oracle have released their new x86 virtualization appliance, merging servers, storage and networking together into one stack. The Virtual Compute Appliance enables rapid, repeatable software-defined infrastructure deployment.

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