[Beowulf] Oracle spins own Linux for mega hardware

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Mon Sep 20 23:50:16 EDT 2010


>> Seems strange that these suddenly appear after the Sun
>> acquisition. My take on it - a Sun HPC box which is being
>> repurposed as a high end database server.
>
> Actually I suspect it's the other way around, I'm guessing
> they're taking the Sun Exadata2 (pre-dates the purchase) and
> are working to make that a more general purpose "cloud" system.
>
> They could be using something like ScaleMP to build larger
> SMP's over its internal IB fabric.

AFAIKT, the product "Oracle Coherence" is sort of nosql - 
get/put access, presented as peer-to-peer caching layer.
I don't think it's a VM consistency middleware product like ScaleMP.
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