This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this offering to a similar x86 offering.

The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:

  • Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
  • SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5 processor
  • Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration and security

The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.

For information on the results of this effort, click on the pdf