Will Oracle Ever Release Sun Servers Based On Westmere EP and Nehalem EX Processors? Yes.

Oracle has announced the release of several new x86 servers based on the Westmere EP and Nehalem EX processors. This is a really short blog entry, because the website is so loaded with information I haven’t much to add:

Oracle Real Application Clusters Does Not Scale?
I’d like to single out an interesting benchmark. This Oracle Sun x4470 SAP SD benchmark result highlights Real Application Clusters scalability and a result in 6U worth of rack space that beats the recent HP Proliant DL980 G7 result with Microsoft by 15%. The DL980 G7 is an 8U server.

Yes, It Runs IBM DB2, Too.
Lest we forget, people do deploy IBM DB2 on Solaris. To read more follow the link:

Updated Options for Deploying IBM DB2 on Solaris x86-based Servers

1 Response to “Will Oracle Ever Release Sun Servers Based On Westmere EP and Nehalem EX Processors? Yes.”


  1. 1 Matt Morris August 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    That is a nice a post on x4470 clustered solution. Though I am not sure it tells a compelling scalability story. Single node servers running windows performed slower than a 2 node RAC Cluster on Solaris x86.

    I wonder if we could run the DL980 test with Solaris x86 and Oracle and see if the single node performance delta would be.


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