RE: Oracle on Sun T2 performance problems

From: Scott Canaan <>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:18:20 -0400
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We've added some Sun T2000 series servers to our data center and they are much slower all the way around. We've done benchmark tests on them to prove it. Basically, you get what you pay for. They are cheaper than other Sun servers. According to one of our SAs, the reason that they are so much slower is that they don't do hardware floating point calculations, it's all software. I've even noticed a 3x to 4x slower transfer rate between servers when using scp if even one of the two servers is a T2000 series. We try to put test databases on them and leave production on the other servers.  

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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Crisler, Jon Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 4:06 PM To: oracle-l
Subject: Oracle on Sun T2 performance problems  

We are having performance problems with Sun T2 platform, especially with RMAN backups. The database consists of about 75% blobs.  

Has anybody run into major performance problems with RMAN either on a Sun T2 or on a 10g db with lots of blobs ? Our disk I/O has far more i/o capacity than is being used.

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