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Primeur weekly 2013-02-11

The Cloud

IBM simplifies Big Data and Cloud computing adoption with new PureSystems offerings ...

HP accelerates enterprise agility across application life cycle with new SaaS solutions ...

IBM forges new routes to market with power and storage systems tuned for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

Oracle unveils new version of Oracle Health Sciences ClearTrial Plan and Source Enterprise Edition Cloud Service ...

EuroFlash

ISC'13 introduces a new industry track into the conference programme ...

GBP30 million to lead global computing technology development in the UK ...

Hartree Centre Workshop links HPC and industry ...

Digging into Data Challenge ...

Bull launches Bull Boost: strategic offerings to ensure digital technology actively drives growth ...

German Academic Exchange Service funds international project on spintronics ...

USFlash

IBM Watson hard at work: New breakthroughs transform quality care for patients ...

Virginia Tech receives multi-million dollar award to accelerate research using supercomputers ...

DataDirect Networks expands worldwide HPC footprint; Powers over two-thirds of the world's 100 fastest supercomputers ...

Mazda modernizes IT infrastructure for automobile design and development with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers ...

Raritan and Shands HealthCare to speak on DCIM trends and minimizing the hidden costs of managing IT racks ...

IBM completes acquisition of StoredIQ ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database ...

C-DAC reaffirms India's position on supercomputing map with PARAM Yuva - II ...

Mellanox expands MetroX long-haul line ...

Oracle ships over 3 exabytes of media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives ...

Mazda modernizes IT infrastructure for automobile design and development with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers

4 Feb 2013 Redwood Shores - Mazda Motor Corporation has modernized and consolidated its Mazda Digital Innovation (MDI) system on Oracle's SPARC T4-4 and T4-2 servers running Oracle Solaris 10. The MDI system is critical to Mazda product development and provides technologies which span the entire process from planning and development to manufacturing new cars, including 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Product Data Management (PDM), and other IT tools.

Over time, Mazda's MDI system, originally launched in 1996, began to experience performance issues and challenges with server resource allocation, efficiency, and cost.

To address these challenges, Mazda used Oracle VM for SPARC to virtualize and consolidate its middleware and applications on 25 servers onto three SPARC T4 servers to support its production environment, application development and disaster recovery.

Since both the old and the new servers were running Oracle Solaris, the migration to the new SPARC T4 servers took only two days to complete.

Using Oracle Solaris Containers, Mazda is running legacy applications in virtual machines, which allows them to run a mix of applications and take advantage of the latest SPARC T4 servers.

With SPARC T4 servers with Oracle Solaris, Mazda has achieved:

  • 50 percent faster PDM tool response time at peak hours. With as many as 3,500 users, the PDM tool supports 1 million transactions during peak hours at the beginning and end of each day.
  • 40 percent reduction in monthly operational costs
  • 75 percent lower monthly server power consumption
  • 90 percent reduction in its data centre footprint. Mazda reduced its MDI system from 12 racks to one.
Additionally, by consolidating onto SPARC T4 servers, Mazda's MDI system has the performance and flexibility to handle new business requirements and accommodate future growth. Mazda purchased its SPARC T4 servers in July 2012.
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-02-11

The Cloud

IBM simplifies Big Data and Cloud computing adoption with new PureSystems offerings ...

HP accelerates enterprise agility across application life cycle with new SaaS solutions ...

IBM forges new routes to market with power and storage systems tuned for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

Oracle unveils new version of Oracle Health Sciences ClearTrial Plan and Source Enterprise Edition Cloud Service ...

EuroFlash

ISC'13 introduces a new industry track into the conference programme ...

GBP30 million to lead global computing technology development in the UK ...

Hartree Centre Workshop links HPC and industry ...

Digging into Data Challenge ...

Bull launches Bull Boost: strategic offerings to ensure digital technology actively drives growth ...

German Academic Exchange Service funds international project on spintronics ...

USFlash

IBM Watson hard at work: New breakthroughs transform quality care for patients ...

Virginia Tech receives multi-million dollar award to accelerate research using supercomputers ...

DataDirect Networks expands worldwide HPC footprint; Powers over two-thirds of the world's 100 fastest supercomputers ...

Mazda modernizes IT infrastructure for automobile design and development with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers ...

Raritan and Shands HealthCare to speak on DCIM trends and minimizing the hidden costs of managing IT racks ...

IBM completes acquisition of StoredIQ ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database ...

C-DAC reaffirms India's position on supercomputing map with PARAM Yuva - II ...

Mellanox expands MetroX long-haul line ...

Oracle ships over 3 exabytes of media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives ...