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Primeur weekly 2012-04-02

The Cloud

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing ...

ClearDATA secures funding from Norwest Venture Partners for health care Cloud computing ...

Qoncert selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking services to connect Cisco Unified Communications systems for business customers ...

Intertrust and HTC announce strategic technology partnership ...

Oracle buys ClearTrial ...

Peach Aviation selects Oracle's Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

EuroFlash

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Regional supercomputing centre set to revolutionise research ...

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BGI signs MoU with TTI GG, NLeSC and NBIC for taming flood of genomic data ...

Video reveals wave character of particles ...

USFlash

SDSC graduate student awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship ...

Bokhari tests performance of diverse HPC architectures ...

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China ...

University of Wyoming creating advanced campus computing site to access NCAR supercomputing centre ...

Rice University and IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas ...

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks ...

Rutgers teams with IBM to build powerful high-performance computing centre in New Jersey ...

How quantum physics could make The Matrix more efficient ...

Supermicro new generation X9 embedded building block solutions deliver 11x PCI-E slots and higher performance with lower power consumption ...

Supercomputing the difference between matter and antimatter ...

Latest VME single board computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to boost commercial and rugged applications ...

HP helps U.S. storage partners expand revenue opportunities, profitability with 100 percent channel initiatives ...

CCC Information Services Inc. leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware to help optimize efficiency, increase scalability and support performance levels of its claims management platform ...

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks

29 Mar 2012 Redwood Shores - Oracle achieved two x86 world record benchmark results delivered by its industry-leading software and hardware, demonstrating the superior performance of the Oracle stack.

An x86 world record result was achieved on the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark, with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, the no. 1 application server across conventional and Cloud environments; Oracle Database 11g Release 2; running Oracle Linux on Oracle’s Sun Fire X4800 M2 server. This single node world record outstrips the best IBM single node result, delivering 1.63 times more performance.

An x86 world record TPC-C benchmark result was set with the Sun Fire X4800 M2 server, running Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2, Oracle Tuxedo, and Oracle Database 11g Release 2, beating the best x86 results from IBM and HP by 1.6 and 2.8 times respectively.

As far as the SPECjEnterprise2010, x86 System and Single Node World Record is concerned: in this benchmark, which is based on real-world Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), manufacturing and supply chain management business cases, Oracle achieved both a single node and an x86 world record result of 27,150 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (SPECjEnterprise Operations Per Second).

The middle tier of Oracle's solution was running Oracle Fusion Middleware and consisted of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM version 7 update 2, the industry-leading Java Virtual Machine, running on top of the Sun Fire X4800 M2 server.

At the database tier, Oracle's Sun Fire X4470 M2 server running Oracle Database 11g Release 2, had data files distributed across four of Oracle's Sun Storage F5100 Flash Arrays and log files placed on two of Oracle's Sun Storage 2540 M2 arrays.

Compared to IBM's best single node result using POWER7 processors, Oracle's solution delivered higher performance per processor across the configuration. At the application tier, Oracle's configuration was 1.63 times faster with over 5 times better performance per rack unit, while server hardware had a calculated price/performance advantage of 14 times over IBM Power 780.

Oracle WebLogic Server, running on Oracle's most powerful Sun Fire server, now holds the x86 world record and a single node world record, in addition to holding the overall world record result on the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.

As far as the TPC-C x86 World Record is concerned: on this industry-standard benchmark, the popular yardstick for comparing OLTP performance on various hardware and software configurations, Oracle achieved 5,055,888 transactions per minute (tpmC) with a price/performance of $.89/tpmC.

The Sun Fire X4800 M2 server, equipped with eight Intel Xeon E7-8870 processors and 4TB of Samsung's Green DDR3 memory, running Oracle Database 11g, was 1.67 times faster than the best DB2 result running on IBM’s x86 server.

The Sun Fire X4800 M2 server, using Sun Storage F5100 Flash Arrays for database storage, surpassed HP’s best published x86 score with the Proliant DL580 G7 server, running Microsoft SQL Server, by 2.8 times.

Oracle Database 11g now holds the TPC-C performance world record for all x86 systems, as well as the overall world record.

"These benchmark results demonstrate the outstanding performance of the Oracle stack - industry leading software running on state of the art x86 servers, along with networking and storage components. Customers can be confident that with Oracle's complete technology stack, they have the best solution for running their Java applications and enterprise OLTP workloads", stated Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.
Source: Oracle

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Primeur weekly 2012-04-02

The Cloud

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing ...

ClearDATA secures funding from Norwest Venture Partners for health care Cloud computing ...

Qoncert selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking services to connect Cisco Unified Communications systems for business customers ...

Intertrust and HTC announce strategic technology partnership ...

Oracle buys ClearTrial ...

Peach Aviation selects Oracle's Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

EuroFlash

Projectiondesign adds another dimension to Laval Virtual 2012 ...

Masergy uses ADVA FSP 150 to deliver intelligent Ethernet services to global enterprise customers ...

Regional supercomputing centre set to revolutionise research ...

NVIDIA GPUs power top two Russian supercomputers; also selected to boost nation's space programmes ...

BGI signs MoU with TTI GG, NLeSC and NBIC for taming flood of genomic data ...

Video reveals wave character of particles ...

USFlash

SDSC graduate student awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship ...

Bokhari tests performance of diverse HPC architectures ...

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China ...

University of Wyoming creating advanced campus computing site to access NCAR supercomputing centre ...

Rice University and IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas ...

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks ...

Rutgers teams with IBM to build powerful high-performance computing centre in New Jersey ...

How quantum physics could make The Matrix more efficient ...

Supermicro new generation X9 embedded building block solutions deliver 11x PCI-E slots and higher performance with lower power consumption ...

Supercomputing the difference between matter and antimatter ...

Latest VME single board computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to boost commercial and rugged applications ...

HP helps U.S. storage partners expand revenue opportunities, profitability with 100 percent channel initiatives ...

CCC Information Services Inc. leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware to help optimize efficiency, increase scalability and support performance levels of its claims management platform ...