1 Introduction

This chapter describes the features and hardware components of an Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

It contains the following topics:

1.1 About Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine

Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine is an engineered solution that includes a memory-centric hardware platform, proven in-memory technology from Oracle TimesTen, and the breadth of Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite functionality. Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine enables Oracle Business Intelligence software users to gain quick insight, make better decisions, and take immediate actions. For system administrators, the pre-engineered system simplifies the process of setting up and maintaining an enterprise-level, high-performance Business Intelligence implementation. It eliminates the risk associated with procuring the system infrastructure from multiple vendors. Oracle's technology is designed to scale seamlessly from small departmental installations to large scale enterprise Business Intelligence deployments.

1.2 Hardware Configuration

Table 1-1 describes the configuration for each of the hardware components of the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

Table 1-1 Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Hardware

Component Description

Core Components

Compute Server

One Sun Fire X4470 M2 server

Power Supply

Two power supply units: 1U A239A 2000-watt AC power supply

System Processor

Four CPUs: E7-4870, 10C, 2.4 GHz, 130W, 30MB Cache, 6.4 GT/s QPI, Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel HT Technology Processor with Heatsink. X-Option. RoHS

System Memory

Sixty four dual in-line memory modules: LV DIMM,16 GB,DDR3-1066, 1.35V

Total system memory: 1 TB per server

SAS Host Bus Adapter (HBA)

One SAS-2 8-port internal (2x4), 6 Gb, RAID PCIe Gen 2 host bus adapter

InfiniBandHost Channel Adapter (HCA)

One 2-port QDR InfiniBand host channel adapter

Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC)

One Dual-Port 10 Gigabit-Ethernet PCIe 2.0 Copper/Fiber SFP+ card

Fiberchannel Card

One 8Gb Dual-Port Fiber Channel PCI-Express card

Hard Disk Drives (HDD)

Six 2.5inch 600 GB 10K RPM SAS2 hard disk drives

Total HDD memory: 3.6 TB per server

Cooling Fans

Six hot-swappable, redundant fans at chassis front (top-loading); redundant fans in each power supply


Rack Mount Slide Rail Kit

One tool-less rack-mount slide-rail kit

Cable Management Arm (CMA)

One cable management arm

Ports and I/O Slots on the Server

USB 2.0 Ports

Two front, two rear, and one internal

VGA Ports

One front and one rear high-density DB-15 video port

The rear VGA port supports VESA Device Data Channel for monitor identification.

PCI Express 2.0 I/O Slots

Ten PCI Express 2.0 slots that accommodate low-profile PCIe cards.

  • Slots 0 and 9: x4 electrical interface

  • Slots 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8: x8 electrical interface

  • Slots 3 and 5: x8 or x16 electrical interface (x16 connector)

Ethernet Ports

Four 10/100/1000 RJ-45 GbE ports on rear panel

Each Network Interface Controller (NIC) supports Intel QuickData Technology, Intel I/OAT, VMDq, PCI-SIG SR-IOV, IPSec offload, and LinkSec.

1.3 Assigning PCIe Slots

Table 1-2 describes the assignment of PCIe cards in the slots on the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

Table 1-2 Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine PCIe Card Slots

PCIe Card Slot Number

8Gb Dual-Port Fiber Channel PCI-Express Card

Slot 0

Dual-Port 10 Gigabit-Ethernet PCIe 2.0 Copper/Fiber SFP+

Slot 2

SAS-2 8-port internal (2x4), 6Gb, RAID PCIe Gen 2 HBA

Slot 4

2-port QDR InfiniBand HCA

Slot 6

1.4 Key Features

Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine includes the following features:

  • Complete, pre-assembled, and certified system for maximum performance

  • Best platform for end-to-end consolidation of large-scale application deployments

  • Ready to deploy

  • Linearly scalable

  • Enterprise-ready

  • Enterprise-level software and hardware support

1.5 Environmental Specifications

Table 1-3 describes the environmental specifications for the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

Table 1-3 Environmental Specifications for Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine

Component Description


  • Operating temperature: 5˚C to 35˚C (41˚F to 95˚F) at sea level; 5˚C to 31˚C (41˚F to 88˚F) at altitude

  • Non-operating temperature: -40˚C to 68˚C (-40˚F to 154˚F)

  • Operating relative humidity: 10% - 90% relative humidity, non-condensing

  • Acoustic noise: LwAd: 8.9 B (idle and operating, room temperature), 8.9 B (maximum ambient); LpAm: 75 dBA (bystander position, maximum ambient)


  • AC power: 200 - 240 VAC (2 or 4 CPUs)

  • Power consumption measurements with CPUs at maximum utilization: 1317W

  • Active Idle (operating systems booted and stabilized, yet running at minimal utilization): 663W


  • Safety: IEC 60950, UL/CSA 60950. CB Scheme with all country differences

  • RFI/EMI: FCC CFR 47 Part 15 Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 300 386

  • Immunity: EN 55024, EN 300 386


  • Safety: UL/cUL, UL DEMKO, CE, BSMI, CCC, GOST-R, S-Mark


  • Other: Complies with WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) and RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)

Physical Specifications

  • Weight: 38.5 kg (85 lb.) maximum

  • Height: 129.85 mm (5.1 in.)

  • Width: 436.5 mm (17.2 in.)

  • Depth: 732 mm (28.8 in.)

Mounting Option

  • Tool-less rack-mounting slide-rail kit

  • Cable management arm

1.6 Safety and Compliance Information

For safety and compliance information about your Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, see the following documents:

  • Important Safety Information for Sun Hardware Systems – Printed document included in the ship kit.

  • Sun Fire X4470 M2 Server Safety and Compliance Guide – Online at Oracle's Sun documentation site.