dual vs single core opteron 100's
lars.tunkrans at bredband.net
Tue Jan 24 10:09:10 PST 2006
Ken Gunderson wrote:
>I was getting into a discussion the other day about this and decided to
>see what the FBSD amd64 gurus had to say about it. Given approximately
>equal cost of, for example, a single core Opteron150 (2.4GHz) and a
>dual core Opteron165 (1.8GHz) under what kind of situations would
>one be preferred over the other?
>fwiw- my friend asserts it will ALWAYS be the faster single core because
>of context switches and dual cores are optimized for highly multi-
>threaded OS's (e.g. WInblows). But 1) I think the scheduler has been
>improved in 6.0, and 2) he's a linuxer.
>And yes, I know what AMD has to say on this but am interested in the
>FBSD community's perspective on this w.r.t. FBSD.
The DUAL core will be prefferd for Webservers, Application servers,
that are multithreaded and transaction oriented.
The singel Core will be preffered for Simulations, Compute intensive
stuff - image Rendering ,
Games , that are singel threaded.
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