Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Nov 2005 18:40 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun this week is unveiling its long-touted "Niagara" processor, the third major rollout in the past two months for the company, which is aggressively trying to separate itself from its past as a vendor focused solely on its SPARC-Solaris platform for high-end customers. The chip offers eight cores per chip running up to four instruction threads each and addresses the growing issues of energy consumption and heat generation by using only 70 watts of power.
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DB alternatives to Oracle, DB2
by AndrewZ on Tue 15th Nov 2005 21:01 UTC
AndrewZ
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2005-11-15

Sun has gone on record as saying they are porting PostgreSQL to their high end SPARC servers. This should create a great alternative to Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server.

It will be interesting to see how it ports to the new architecture.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Sun has gone on record as saying they are porting PostgreSQL to their high end SPARC servers. This should create a great alternative to Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server.

Well, there is Sybase, one of the best performing databases on the SPARC platform - whilst Oracle seems to roll along like an obese man with constipation, Sybase seems to fly.

It will be interesting to see how it ports to the new architecture.

Goodness gracious me; the Niagara/N1 is SPARC v9 compliant processor; hell, in laymens terms, its 8 SPARC II processors bolted to a catridge, and each processor has SMT as to allow it to run 4 threads; making a grand total of 32 threads.

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