An anonymous reader writes: Oracle has announced the availability of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux, a fast, modern, reliable kernel that is optimized for Oracle software and hardware. "Today's hardware innovations are fast and frequent, making it very important that the Linux distributions evolve quickly to leverage the latest hardware," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of Linux and Virtualization Engineering at Oracle.
The new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is the result of the combined efforts of Oracle's Linux, database, middleware, and hardware engineering teams, and is:
Fast—More than 75 percent performance gain demonstrated in OLTP performance tests over a Red Hat Compatible Kernel; 200 percent speedup of Infiniband messaging; 137 percent faster solid state disk access
Modern—Provides optimizations for large NUMA servers; improved power management and energy efficiency; fine-grained CPU and memory resource control
Reliable—Supports the Data Integrity Extensions and T10 Protection Information Model, to stop corrupt data from being written to storage; hardware fault management improves application uptime; low overhead performance counters for tracing
Optimized for Oracle—Built and tested to run Oracle hardware, databases, and middleware with the best Linux performance and reliability available