Dual-core CPU vs. very large cache

Steven Hartland killing at multiplay.co.uk
Tue Apr 25 21:00:27 UTC 2006

Forget Intel and go for AMD who beat them hands down for DB work:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Moran" <wmoran at collaborativefusion.com>

> Our current Dells have 2M cache, and I'm trying to determine whether
> the 8M cache will make a significant difference or not.  Can someone
> recommend a testing procedure for determining whether adding cache is
> worthwhile or not?  I can simulate a test load at any time, but I
> don't know how to tell whether the cache is the bottleneck of the
> CPU or not.

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