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