Oracle is expanding its engineered systems portfolio this week with the launch of the new SPARC SuperCluster T5-8. The new SuperCluster is powered by the SPARC T5 processor that Oracle first announced in March of this year. The T5 has 16 SPARC v9 cores per processor and 8 MB of shared level 3 cache per core.
At the time of the SPARC T5 launch, Oracle also announced a SPARC T5-8 server. The SPARC T5-8 is an 8 socket system that can deliver up to 128 processor cores in total. The new SPARC SuperCluster T5-8 builds off that initial server base.
An Oracle spokesperson explained to ServerWatch that the Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 is an engineered system that delivers server, storage, networking and system software in an optimized and ready-to-run solution.
The SuperCluster T5-8 integrates two SPARC T5-8 servers, Oracle Exadata database storage, a Sun ZFS Storage Appliance and InfiniBand network fabric with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Enterprise Manager software.