Oracle Overhauls Server Line

Oracle Corp. has yet to reap much benefit from its $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems, but Larry Ellison sees relief ahead from some speedy new chips and the computers that use them.

The software giant’s chief executive on Tuesday unveiled a set of midrange and high-end server systems, powered by a faster version of the Sparc microprocessor line invented by Sun. Oracle said the new systems are much speedier in running an array of applications, including Oracle databases and Java software, and are up to ten times faster than the similarly priced Oracle system it replaces.

Read the rest of this post on the original site »


Must-Reads from other Websites

Panos Mourdoukoutas

Why Apple Should Buy China’s Xiaomi

Paul Graham

What I Didn’t Say

Benjamin Bratton

We Need to Talk About TED

Mat Honan

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass

Chris Ware

All Together Now

Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Sculpture on the Moon

About Voices

Along with original content and posts from across the Dow Jones network, this section of AllThingsD includes Must-Reads From Other Websites — pieces we’ve read, discussions we’ve followed, stuff we like. Six posts from external sites are included here each weekday, but we only run the headlines. We link to the original sites for the rest. These posts are explicitly labeled, so it’s clear that the content comes from other websites, and for clarity’s sake, all outside posts run against a pink background.

We also solicit original full-length posts and accept some unsolicited submissions.

Read more »