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10 Server Hardware Highlights of 2010

Dec 22, 2010, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Robb)

"From Oracle's acquisition of Sun to Cisco releasing servers to SSDs going mainstream, 2010 was an eventful year for server hardware. Here are the 10 most notable milestones.

"1. Oracle Arrives in the Server World

"Oracle bought Sun in January 2010, and then maintained radio silence for an uncomfortably long time. So it was a relief to see the fuss Larry Ellison paid to hardware at Oracle OpenWorld. Ellison devoted half his keynote to a server -- the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, which is a combination of software, servers, storage and networking that acts as an engine to run Java and other business applications. It consists of up to 30 64-bit Intel multi-core processor-based servers, an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric (running at 40 Gb/sec), 40 TB of SAN disk, 1 TB of solid state drives (SSD) and 3 TB of memory."

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