Oracle Rolls Out High-End x86 Cluster Servers
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Oracle on Monday made its first sever rollout since it acquired Sun Microsystems in January, and as ServerWatch notes, it's aiming for the high end of the market with the top of Intel's processor line. The servers build on prior Sun hardware that followed the unified computing design the industry is embracing, with server, storage and networking all in one densely-packed box and connected by a single network "fabric."
Oracle Monday expanded its line of x86 Sun servers with new rackmount, blade and network fabric clustering servers designed for massive server clusters with a smaller footprint than prior generations of Sun hardware.
True to CEO Larry Ellison's promise that Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) would focus only on the high end of the server market, these servers use Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Xeon 5600 and 7500 processors, the latter aimed at the mission-critical space occupied by processors like Sun's UltraSparc chip.