Oracle Corporation, the world’s leading IT solution provider, has launched a set of high-end SPARC systems with new SPARC T5 and M5 servers running Oracle Solaris. According to John Fowler, executive vice president of Systems Oracle, the company has refreshed its SPARC family with the world’s fastest processor and launched the world’s fastest single server for Database, Java and multi-tier applications. “The new SPARC T5 and M5 systems leapfrog the competition with up to 10x the performance of the previous generation, offering an unbeatable value for midrange and high-end enterprise computing.” In addition, it enables near linear scalability from 1 to 32 sockets, with one common core, one operating system, and one common set of systems management and virtualization tools, making them ideal platforms for building clouds. The servers also easily address multiple application requirements and quickly meet demanding service level agreements. Oracle’s new SPARC T5 servers have set 17 world records and are the world’s best platforms for enterprise computing at any scale, delivering the best value for database and enterprise applications. Oracle’s SPARC T5-8 server has a 2.5x price performance advantage over the IBM P780 3-node cluster, when including hardware and software costs. Oracle’s SPARC T5-8 server has a 7x price advantage over a similar IBM Power 780 configuration for database on a server-to-server basis.