IBM Debates Oracle SPARC vs Power Claims

Steve Sibley, Director of Power Systems Offering Management at IBM, told ServerWatch that in his opinion, it’s interesting to see how Oracle “selectively”, talks about performance.

During the Oracle SPARC T5/M5 launch earlier this week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made a lot of competitive claims against IBM.

“The SPARC T5 system, while certainly an improvement over the T4, has the same threading and cache challenges,” Sibley said. “The fact that they put extra cores on the chip isn’t the point and doesn’t align with real-world workloads, looking for performance on real applications.”

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Big Blue Strikes Back Against Oracle SPARC Power Claims

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