Oracle new range Sparc servers to have its own Sonoma processors!

Oracle is all set to expand its Sparc Server market by this year end and plans to include its new Sonoma processor chip into the servers. Oracle plans to introduce its Sonoma featured Spark servers at a very low price point than it offers today, allowing companies to use them for smaller, less critical applications. The said servers with the said Sonoma chips will be available from September this year.

Not much is available to say about Oracle’s Sonoma Processor chips. But if what is advertised is to be believed, then Sonoma has the potential to prove as a new rival for Intel’s Xeon Chips.

Factually speaking, Oracle has not refreshed its Sparc line of server series from the past two years. But within a couple of months, the company is said to deliver an update to the Sparc T5, which is used in the bulk of its mid-range systems, as well as the high-end Sparc M7.

Cisco has been growing its server business quickly these days and Oracle wants to have a chunk of Cisco’s share by bringing down the price of its server products. For this reason, it is interested in introducing Sonoma Processors into its server chassis, as they offer the same performance like Intel Xeon and is available for a very less cost.

More details are awaited!

 

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3 thoughts on “Oracle new range Sparc servers to have its own Sonoma processors!

  1. Where have you got the information that sonoma-based servers will be available from September this year? So far it looks like everything is baked from the Oracle’s description of their presentation on HotChips, which just talks about “Oracle’s Sonoma Processor: Advanced low-cost SPARC processor for enterprise workloads” nothing more. So I’m curious if you do have more information from some closed source? Thanks!

    1. Hi there,

      Well, we have sources which like to be anonymous now for reasons best known to them. But when an official word on Sonoma Chips availability is with us, we will notify you via email.

      So, make it a practice to check your spam box of your email account my friend!

  2. You are wrong in “Oracle has not refreshed its Sparc line of server series from the past two years”.

    Oracle has delivered five generations of SPARC cpus in four years. The SPARC cpus are consisting of two different lines, the T series (T5 is not refreshed in two years), and the M series (M6 was delivered last year, and M5 the year before). Oracle is planning to merge the T into the M series, so T5 will be the last T series cpu.

    Fujitsu is delivering SPARC cpus too, the upcoming SPARC XIfx will be the worlds fastest cpu offering 1.1 Teraflops, whereas IBM POWER8 and Intel Xeon offers 0.4 Teraflops at best.

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