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Re: [K12OSN] New servers



On 11 Oct 2003, Terrell Prude', Jr. wrote:
> As for comparing against the Intel chips, again according to Tom's
> Hardware, dual and single Opteron end up beating dual and single Xeon in
> nearly every test using SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), both in
> 32-bit and 64-bit modes.  The Samba capacity testing, as one example, is
> quite telling here.  It's when you try Windows-32 tests that the Xeon,
> and to a lesser extent, the "regular" P4, end up somewhat ahead, because
> certain Windows apps--most notably games--are specifically optimized for
> the P4 architecture.
Terrel,
	the test is comparing apples and pumpkins. The memory access of a
64 bit processor agains the 32 bit xeon essentially invalidates the test.
the big advantage opteron has (or is supposed to have) is the ability to
run 32 bit apps. this is the advantage over itanium, not xeon.
	full disclosure: have stock in both intel and amd. julius




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