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Primeur weekly 2012-04-16

Exascale supercomputing

Eurotech to receive 1.2 million euro order for Aurora HPC from German Research Centre Jülich

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.0 released to public

The Cloud

HP delivers Agility without compromise with HP Converged Cloud

IBM sets the stage for the next era of computing

Oracle expands communications portfolio with new Netra x86 servers

European Commission to issue Call for Participation for Research in Future Cloud Computing

IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

Aimes Grid Services and Keysource to provide next generation Cloud computing data centre infrastructure

Oracle completes acquisition of Taleo

Global IT companies support IBM PureSystems

EuroFlash

First-ever model simulation of the structuring of the observable universe

Securing UK's leadership in climate science

USFlash

Terascala and Intel to showcase storage optimization for high throughput storage appliances at 2012 NAB Show

GE Global Research to partner with Livermore National Lab and Universities on supercomputing project

Groundbreaking research collaboration creates a new economic cornerstone for Canada

Paper co-authored by Indiana University cybersecurity expert among top 20 on HPDC list

Oracle achieves world record two processor result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark

Oracle introduces new Sun x86 servers - the industry's best x86 platform for Oracle applications

Chronopolis earns high marks as Trustworthy Digital Repository in CRL TRAC audit

Opening the gate to robust quantum computing

Quantum computer built inside a diamond

Oracle achieves world record two processor result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark

10 Apr 2012 Redwood Shores - Oracle WebLogic Server, a part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, and the no. 1 application server, achieved a world record result for a two processor system with the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.

Oracle WebLogic Server was running on Oracle's Sun Fire x86 servers, together with Oracle Linux and Oracle Database 11g Release 2.

With 8,310.19 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (Enterprise Operations Per Second), this benchmark result delivers the highest EjOPS per core and per processor of any result ever published with the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.

Oracle's record-setting configuration delivers 53 percent improvement upon the previous best two processor result and showcases the performance of Sun Fire x86 servers, based on new Intel Xeon E5 processors, running Oracle software across multiple tiers.

At the application tier, the compact Sun Fire X4170 M3 server equipped with two new Intel Xeon E5-2690 2.9 GHz processors and running Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Linux delivered more than double the performance of IBM's 2-socket servers based on either x86 or POWER architectures that were running WebSphere Application server software.

At the database tier, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on a new 2-socket Sun Fire X4270 M3 server configured with Sun Storage 2540 M2 Arrays outperforms IBM's DB2 database deployed on either IBM x3850 X5 or PS701 servers.

In addition to this record setting result, Oracle WebLogic Server continues to hold the overall world record and the best dual-node benchmark results with the SPECjEnterprise 2010 benchmark.

SPECjEnterprise2010 is a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)-based industry standard benchmark, which tests an end-to-end technology infrastructure that includes server hardware, Java Virtual Machine (JVM), database, operating system, storage and network subsystems.

For the past decade, Oracle has consistently produced record-setting Java application server benchmarks across a broad range of hardware architectures and operating systems.

"This world-record benchmark result showcases the leading-edge performance and value that Oracle's software and x86 systems, with the new Intel Xeon E5 processor, can deliver to our customers", stated Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.

"Oracle's platform architecture coupled with the breakthrough capabilities of the new Intel Xeon E5 processor delivers outstanding performance, as demonstrated in this record-breaking SPECjEnterprise2010 result", stated Boyd Davis, vice president and GM, Data and Connected Systems Group, Intel. "We look forward to enabling our mutual customers to harness the power of Oracle's software and their Intel-based servers."
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-04-16

Exascale supercomputing

Eurotech to receive 1.2 million euro order for Aurora HPC from German Research Centre Jülich

Desktop Grids

BOINC 7.0 released to public

The Cloud

HP delivers Agility without compromise with HP Converged Cloud

IBM sets the stage for the next era of computing

Oracle expands communications portfolio with new Netra x86 servers

European Commission to issue Call for Participation for Research in Future Cloud Computing

IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

Aimes Grid Services and Keysource to provide next generation Cloud computing data centre infrastructure

Oracle completes acquisition of Taleo

Global IT companies support IBM PureSystems

EuroFlash

First-ever model simulation of the structuring of the observable universe

Securing UK's leadership in climate science

USFlash

Terascala and Intel to showcase storage optimization for high throughput storage appliances at 2012 NAB Show

GE Global Research to partner with Livermore National Lab and Universities on supercomputing project

Groundbreaking research collaboration creates a new economic cornerstone for Canada

Paper co-authored by Indiana University cybersecurity expert among top 20 on HPDC list

Oracle achieves world record two processor result with SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark

Oracle introduces new Sun x86 servers - the industry's best x86 platform for Oracle applications

Chronopolis earns high marks as Trustworthy Digital Repository in CRL TRAC audit

Opening the gate to robust quantum computing

Quantum computer built inside a diamond