Linked by David Adams on Sun 5th Dec 2010 20:33 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
Oracle and SUN Oracle executives talked up on Thursday the planned Solaris 11 release due in 2011, with the Unix OS upgrade offering advancements in availability, security, and virtualization. The OS will feature next-generation networking capabilities for scalability and performance, said John Fowler, Oracle executive vice president of systems, at a company event in Santa Clara, Calif. "It's a complete reworking of [the] enterprise OS," he said. Oracle took over Solaris when the company acquired Sun Microsystems early this year.
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RE: Really...
by ctl_alt_del on Mon 6th Dec 2010 05:19 UTC in reply to "Really..."
ctl_alt_del
Member since:
2006-05-14

Oracle didn't need to rework Solaris ... it's been evolving nicely on it's own (transparency/OSS issues aside). I look forward to maintaining it at many of my customer sites over the next decade. It's a solid enterprise OS selection and will be for the foreseeable future.

BTW, Solaris 11 Express is both production ready and Oracle supportable, as corrected in the parent article.

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RE[2]: Really...
by Slambert666 on Mon 6th Dec 2010 13:40 in reply to "RE: Really..."
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

Oracle didn't need to rework Solaris ... it's been evolving nicely on it's own (transparency/OSS issues aside).


Maybe you call up John Fowler, Oracle executive vice president of systems, and tell him he is waisting money because Solaris is so damn fantastic it needs no rework or whatever.

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RE[3]: Really...
by lucas_maximus on Mon 6th Dec 2010 17:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Really..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

"Oracle didn't need to rework Solaris ... it's been evolving nicely on it's own (transparency/OSS issues aside).


Maybe you call up John Fowler, Oracle executive vice president of systems, and tell him he is waisting money because Solaris is so damn fantastic it needs no rework or whatever.
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What a rude response. All that ctl alt delete said was that it been progressing nicely and in a methodical fashion.

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RE[3]: Really...
by Kebabbert on Mon 6th Dec 2010 18:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Really..."
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

I think he is refering to Solaris 10. Solaris 11 is a complete rework, compared to S10.

For instance, S11 scales much better now, up to thousands of threads and cpus. S10 scaled very good earlier, the best of all OS - for instance, it could handle 512 cpus (each thread is treated as an individual cpu) in Sun T5440 without problems.

But Oracle will release an Solaris server in 2015 that has 16.384 threads, which need a rework of scaling, it will be driven by S11. No OS can scale to that many threads/cpus today.

For instance, recently IBM released their POWER7 cpu. Their biggest POWER7 server released a couple of months ago, has something like 256 cores or so. The mature IBM Enterprise Unix AIX, could not handle that many cores. AIX was rewritten (according to several articles on IT-web sites, such as theregister.co.uk) to handle the biggest POWER7 server with as little as 256 cores. The step from 256 cores, up to 16.384 cores is huge and needs a complete rework.

Linux supercomputers are basically a bunch of PCs on a fast network. That is a different kind of scaling which is easy to do. But to scale to thousands of threads in one single server, is difficult. No one can scale to that many cpus today.

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