Re: RAC or Large SMP...?

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 23:09:41 -0700
Message-ID: <> wrote:
>> If the point isn't x86 but rather running Linux then look at
>> IBM's zSeries servers. You can have up to 54 IFLs with each
>> IFL equivalent in horsepower to between 10 and 30 x86 cores.
>> zSeries run zLinux with the best virtualization software, zVM,
>> you can find anywhere. To find out more about Oracle on zLinux
>> contact

> I dont know too much about zSeries/Linux but I suspect the cost is
> very high when compared to xSeries.

You suspect incorrectly. zLinux is just SUSE. And Linux is Linux and Linux is free. All of it. You may choose to pay for support but that is optional just like with Oracle and Redhat.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Thu Oct 09 2008 - 01:09:41 CDT

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