Monday, March 25, 2013

SPARC T5 Partner Cast

[SPARC T5, courtesy Oracle Corporation]
SPARC T5 Partner Cast
John Shell, Senior Director of Systems Partner Enablement for Oracle, hosts Rick Hetherington, VP of Hardware Development for Oracle, to discuss Oracle’s SPARC T5 Processor.

Interview Notes:
SPARC T4 Summary:
- S3 Cores, clocked at 3.0 GHz
- Crypto Cores inserted into Core with additional instructions, highest level of crypto performance in the industry

SPARC T5 Summary:
- Same S3 Cores
- Faster clock rate, more cores
- Improvement in 1 year

Solaris Summary:
- Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 have both been optimized for T4 & T5
- Enhanced security library, thread scheduling, improved vm system
- Adding additional features into SPARC for Oracle stack optimizations
- Industry leading performance on long list of ISV's

Partner Summary:
- Oracle continues to invest hevily into SPARC and Solaris
- Continual flow of ever improving SPARC processors
- SPARC processors will continue to form heart of engineered systems

- Is T5 a Systems on a Chip? Yes
- What is the value of 28nm? Transistors are smaller, more functionality on die, improved cycle time

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