Oracle-Fujitsu SPARC M12 Servers

The updated Oracle-Fujitsu SPARC M12 roadmap specifies a last sale date for M SPARC servers in 2029, support through 2034

Fujitsu announces last sale date in 2029 for SPARC M Servers

Fujitsu has announced an expected last sale date for SPARC M servers in 2029.  Support will continue through 2034, consistent with Oracle’s prior announcement of Solaris support through 2034.

There has been much speculation recently regarding the future of the SPARC processor and Solaris.

Currently both Oracle and Fujitsu are committed to supporting both SPARC and Solaris through 2034.

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A few key points to consider:

  • Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) were joint developers of the SPARC processor from its inception. At times (e.g. M3000, M4000, M5000) Sun systems used Fujitsu processors exclusively.
  • Fujitsu’s latest iteration, the Fujitsu SPARC M12, is the most advanced processor in production on any platform. Each of its 6-12 cores performs at 2.5X that of its predecessor, the Fujitsu M10.  Fujitsu has a well defined public roadmap for development of the Fujitsu SPARC M12’s successor, and beyond.  Additional engineering innovations in the Fujitsu SPARC M12 provide testament to Fujitsu’s commitment to the future of SPARC.**
  • Oracle has publicly committed to supporting the Solaris Operating System through 2034 at a minimum, ensuring continued development of the most secure, stable, and best performing OS in the industry


Unique innovations in the M12 server line: 

Pay to activate as few as two cores in any Fujitsu SPARC M12, with the option to activate additional cores at any time to accommodate growth

Core License Key Mobility
Core activation keys can be transferred from one system to another at no charge to accommodate usage spikes.

Incorporates key software components directly into the processor to accelerate database performance.

Vapor and Liquid Loop Cooling
Fujitsu’s Vapor and Liquid Loop Cooling (Learn More) technology is integrated into the Fujitsu SPARC M12 system board, eliminating the hot spots common to fan cooled systems without additional external hardware, increasing system reliability, durability, and performance while minimizing space utilization.

Solaris 10 on Bare Metal
In acknowledgement to the large number of users still running Solaris 10, Fujitsu has engineered all Fujitsu SPARC M12 and Fujitsu M10 systems to run either Solaris 10 or 11 as the native operating systems.  This provides the further advantage that older systems running Solaris 8 or 9 can be virtualized into a Solaris 10 zone on a new M-series sever, facilitating the upgrade of those systems onto new hardware while preserving installed legacy applications.