Saturday, December 22, 2007

IT Opinion

A discussion of the 'Multicore Crisis', the good, the bad, and the controversial at the SmoothSpan blog.

This discussion brings up a lot of memories for those who've worked with Oracle products for some time. In the old days you had to design your application from the ground up to accommodate the Oracle Parallel Server architecture. As that product evolved, eventually morphing into RAC in recent years, the 'under the covers' parallelization became more and more automated until now a relevantly inexperienced team can tackle RAC and usually not have to modify there application to any great degree to accommodate the RDBMS architecture itself. What systems lend themselves to RAC, and what constitutes a real business requirement for RAC is often a controversial conversation. I'll let others argue that out. But the challenges of using the full capacity of multcores is the latest in a long line of hurdles that Oracle has faced over the years, and I'm looking forward to what we come up with.

Chris Gait
Editor, Oracle Infogram

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