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Information Session: External Relations Group | October 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium/306

Ram Sivaramakrishnan & Dan Price

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Cloud: Is It Really just Large Scale Computing Reborn?

The cloud is all about scale - being able to adapt to the number of users and their varying requirements. Without larger numbers of computing resources, processors and memory, trying to implement cloud computing would be challenging just in the number of smaller servers you would need.

Oracle’s next generation of highly scaled processors, the SPARC T-5, enables cloud computing like no processor ever before. We then, enable the system to be highly flexible and dynamically configurable by running Solaris Zones on them. These technologies enable Oracle’s SPARC servers to be cost-effective, highly flexible building blocks for the cloud.

Cloud computing sounds so intangible but in reality, it is all about scale and ease of use. Oracle provides a base to build a cloud infrastructure.

Come join us to discuss the architecture of the new Oracle SPARC T-5 processor and how Solaris Zones take advantage of this incredible new processor to build the cloud.

Ram Sivaramakrishnan, Director, Hardware Development. SPARC Processors
Ram joined Sun in 2002 through the acquisition of Afara Websystems. Since then he has been working on the SPARC processor family at Sun and now at Oracle. He was the designer of the last level cache Niagara1. Since then he has been involved in the design of all T-series processors. He is currently a hardware director at Oracle managing the SOC micro-architecture and design of all SPARC processors.

Dan Price, Senior Principle Software Engineer, Solaris Zones
Dan received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Brown University and focused on systems and debugging. At Sun Microsystems and then Oracle, he has worked on Solaris kernel I/O frameworks, and the Solaris Zones virtualization technology.