Xeon Quad Core (Was: Server Freezing Solid)

Ross Cameron ross.cameron at linuxpro.co.za
Tue Nov 25 02:13:13 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 10:49 PM, Chris Maness <chris at chrismaness.com> wrote:
> Another thought.  Would a Quad Core chip help with compiling applications --
> or would it be the same as a dual core or single core chip running at the
> same clock speed because the compiler is running single thread?  Would php
> processing be benefited by quad a quad core over a dual core.  If not, then
> I guess I should just purchase a dual core chip and save the cabbage up
> front and wattage to boot.

On the compiling front, when running "make" do this:    make -j <num
of cores>      to speed up ure compiles.

Ans no it probably wouldn't speed up individual runs of Php
scrips/apps BUT it will allow you to run more parallel instances
without a performance hit.

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