Let me be clear, I am not a RAC guy, but while using the schedule builder this year, one presentation had a definite hint to the upcoming 11gR2 release. Bob Thorne, Director of Product Management (Oracle) gave an insight on Monday, into the new Grid 2.0, via his presentation called “Oracle Grid Computing 2.0: A Preview“:
Grid 2.0 will include a new grid infrastructure that dramatically extends the benefits of Oracle Grid Computing. This session covers this new infrastructure, which will greatly simplify the management of a cluster, propelling grid computing to a mainstream architecture. New quality-of-service capabilities will make meeting performance objectives in a shared infrastructure environment easy and automatic. The session also introduces exciting new storage management features that extend the benefits of Automatic Storage Management to all files.
His presentation gave insight in the upcoming new RAC infrastructure which had the following characteristics (as far as I can remember):