Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Solaris 11 / SPARC News

Here is a good summary of a recent online forum, "Solaris 11: What's new since launch?"

Solaris 11 Update 1 (late this year)
  • Updated Virtual memory subsystem
  • This is probably what has been known as vm 2.0 earlier
  •  Faster Solaris 11 updates with improved python performance 
  •  Already running on the upcoming T5/M4 SPARC(R) chips
  • VNIC configuration switch hosts with their zones
There are also hints on what future Solaris 11/hardware updates might bring
  • Hotpatching similar to KSplice (Remember DUKS in Solaris 8?)
  • Offloading of compression and Oracle arithmetics to CPU besides crypto
  • Schedulers for DB or JVM workloads
Summary: What's new with Solaris 11 since the launch?

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