Organizations are following Oracle’s SPARC roadmap to improved performance.
BY DAVID A. KELLY
In 2010 Oracle committed to delivering new SPARC chips and server hardware every 12 to
18 months. Over a five-year period, this SPARC roadmap called for improvement of 4 times
the cores, 32 times the threads, 16 times the memory capacity, 40 times the database
transactions, and 10 times the Java operations per second. So far, on-the-ground results
exceed those commitments.
Instead of what was promised on the SPARC and Oracle Solaris roadmap, Oracle is delivering
more. The driving time to major SPARC milestones has gotten shorter, and with the recent
release of the SPARC T4 chip, Oracle is providing better-than-promised performance.