Orace new exadata db server x2-8 and x2-2

Oracle announce the new exadata db x2-8 server and new exadata storage cell

  • base on x4800 server, 8 socket x7560 (2.26Ghz) CPU and 1TB memory,5U
  • 4 QDR IB HBA and 4 10ge HBA and 4 1 ge port
  • support OEL 5.5 or Solaris 11 express on DB server and RAC 11.2.0.2
  • the new storage cell will support 600GB 15k rpm or 2TB 7200 rpm SAS, no more SATA HDD
  • storage cell will support 6 core westmere CPU, Xeon® L5640, 2.26 and 24GB
  • x2-2 will be westmere 6 core CPU,2.93 X5670CPU Ghz and 96GB memory

Some observations:

  • single x2-8 db server  will be much higher price than 4 x2-2 db server but x2-8 support more RAS features, all PCI-E EM is hot swapable and the interconnect of QPI should be better than the QDR IB HBA.
  • 2 x4800(5U)+14 x4270M2(2U)+ 3 IB 36 port Switch  (1U)+ ethernet switch(1U) is already 42U, there is no more room for KVM and LCD tray
  • SAS HDD has better RAS than the SATA HDD
  • Due  to the fast moving intel CPU roadmap, many user just start to consider exadata V2 and now one already facing the HW upgrade and SW upgrade issues already
  • the new name x2-8, x2-2 indicate these are x64 server(I ASSUME), may be there will be SPARC based ODM in the  near future e.g. S2-4, 4 socket SPARC T3-4 server, 5U??
  • recent IDF intel mention that next year, westmere-EX will have 10 core and it is socket compatible with Nehalem-EX (8 core)  and double the memory so with 32 GBDIMM 4 socket system can support 2TB and 8 socket can support 4TB
  • Current system of x4470 is 3U system so one cannot  build x2-4 exadata server, may be one can build a 2U 4 socket system that be part of x2-4 exadata ODM
  • ASR is part of the new offering

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2 Responses to Orace new exadata db server x2-8 and x2-2

  1. Dan says:

    No need to list all the details and leave gaps or chance incorrect information. I’m not sure what you’re referencing as x8700 and x7520 server since those server models are not present in any Exadata Database Machine configuration. The X2-8 configuration data sheet is online at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/exadata/dbmachine-x2-8-datasheet-173705.pdf

  2. laotsao says:

    x8700 is a mistake should be x4800 that I did used in other place in the blogs
    x7520 cpu is list in the datasheet
    8 x Eight-Core Intel® Xeon® X7560 Processors (2.26 GHz)
    There is only x4800 server that support 8 socket
    not sure where is x7520 come from?
    May be U means x4270M2 storage cell? x4275 M2 is a mistake
    or 4170 M2 for x2-2?

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