Core PowerMore powerful, advanced processor cores may cost more but can reduce the overall IT budget.
Why? Enterprise applications are expensive and typically licensed by core count. For example Oracle Database Enterprise Edition costs $47,500 per processing unit plus support. More powerful, efficient processors can significantly reduce licensing requirements by running the same applications on fewer cores. That efficiency can in many cases far outweigh the cost of new systems with such processors. The Fujitsu SPARC M12-2 sold by Oracle may at first seem like an expensive alternative to volume servers running commodity processors, but any upfront savings may be fleeting when licensing, support, and maintenance costs are factored in. What makes the M12 server family a powerful tool for productivity and cost saving in the datacenter?
- The M12’s 3.9GHz processor is the most advanced in production today, each of its 6-12 cores has 2.5x the performance of those of its predecessor, the 3.4GHz M10.
- The M12-2’s system board has integrated liquid-loop cooling, enabling it to run at maximum efficiency and performance in the most challenging environments. CPU “dial-backs” due to heat stress are rare or non-existent.
- Advanced “software-on-chip” features accelerate key processes and provide encryption functions with minimal system overhead.
- Solaris is the most powerful, efficient, stable, and secure operating system in use today, increasing performance and uptime, while minimizing maintenance and support costs.
- The Capacity-on-Demand feature in all M12 systems means you can pay to license as few as one core at a time and scale up seamlessly with demand.
- A configured 1U M12-1 can cost under $20,000 including Solaris license.