- 4.13 GHz
- 256 threads
- 64 MB cache
- factory integrated
With its Software in Silicon capabilities coupled with innovative cache and memory hierarchy, the SPARC M7 processor delivers dramatically higher processing speed and revolutionary protection against malware and software errors. The Security in Silicon technologies of SPARC M7 include Silicon Secured Memory, which provides real-time data integrity checking to guard against pointer-related software errors and malware. It replaces very costly software instrumentation with low-overhead hardware monitoring. Silicon Secured Memory enables applications to identify erroneous or unauthorized memory access, diagnose the cause, and take appropriate recovery actions. The Security in Silicon technologies also encompass the crypto graphic instruction accelerators, which are integrated into each processor core of the SPARC M7 processor.
These accelerators enable high-speed encryption for more than a dozen industry-standard ciphers including DES, 3DES, AES, SSL, and RSA. This eliminates the performance and cost barriers typically associated with secure computing. The SPARC M7 processor incorporates 32 on-chip Data Analytics Accelerator (DAX) engines that are specifically designed to speed up analytic queries. The accelerators offload query processing and perform real-time data decompression, capabilities that are also referred to as SQL in Silicon.
With such in-memory query acceleration, Oracle Database 12c deliver s performance that is up to 10 times faster compared to other processors. In addition, the inline decompression feature allows storage of up to twice as much data in same memory footprint, without a performance penalty. The SPARC M7 processor includes 32 cores supporting up to 256 hardware threads. It is ideal for virtualized cloud computing environments, supporting a large number of virtual machines and delivering excellent multithreaded performance.