AMD or Intel?
kometen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 03:51:42 PDT 2007
> We are looking at getting a server for running postgresql. Only postgresql,
> a dedicated machine. Since we know FreeBSD very well, we plan on using it
> as the OS.
> We have an offer for an IBM server, x3650, with 2 * DC Intel Xeon 5160,
> Raid with two clusters, one for database and one for xlog. Loads and loads
> of RAM.
> Now, I hear rumors that AMD is to be preferred over Intel for performance
> reasons. Any comments on that? Are we better off getting AMD processors,
> when running Unix?
Not atm. The newer xeon's (woodcrest and friends) are no longer
zzeonns, but are rather snappy and outperforms opterons. You can look
at http://tweakers.net/reviews/657/6 as one example.
When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom,
the gentlest gamester is the soonest winner.
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