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Oracle unveils world’s fastest microprocessor

28 Mar 2013

Oracle has announced a complete refresh of their midrange and high-end SPARC server lines with new SPARC T5 and M5 servers running Oracle Solaris.

The vendor, who announced disappointing financials last week, says the midrange servers are based on the SPARC T5, the world’s fastest microprocessor.

Setting 17 world records, the servers have been dubbed the world’s best platforms for enterprise computing at any scale according to Oracle, who believes they deliver the best value for database and enterprise applications.

“Oracle has refreshed its SPARC family with the world’s fastest processor and launched the world’s fastest single server for Database, Java and multi-tier applications,” says John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle.

“The new SPARC T5 and M5 systems leapfrog the competition with up to 10x the performance of the previous generation, offering an unbeatable value for midrange and high-end enterprise computing.”

The new servers expand Oracle’s SPARC portfolio and enable near linear scalability from 1 to 32 sockets, with one common core, one operating system, and one common set of systems management and virtualisation tools.

The servers also easily address multiple application requirements and quickly meet demanding service level agreements.

In what has been an eventful week for Oracle, the company also acquired network signally firm Tekelec in an undisclosed deal.