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RE: Any serious production servers yet?

From: "James Mansion" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 23:18:35 +0100

>I guess I should have qualified my question. If
>you're pushing less than 100Kb/s then there's
>really no reason to spend 3X the dollars on a
>multi-core system. So the only real value of an

>As of NOW, the price differential between a
>single core 2.6ghz Opteron and a dual-core one is
>about 120%. I can't think of many applications
>that are going to push a 2.6Ghz opteron that
>justify spending more than twice as much. Of

While I'd agree that in general CPUs today are
really pretty fast, I think this '3X' and
'120%' pitch suggests borked thinking, at least
for the case of whether to buy a dual core
socket 939 or 940 chip - because while the cost
differential is quite steep, its only the CPU and
in effect you get a lot more bang for an
incremental change in system bucks - you don't
even need a pricey mobo.

If you're saving pennies, get a cheap Intel D920
system.  Can't argue with the amount of grunt you
get for 200 bucks (well, 140 quid including VAT).
And the D805 is only 85 quid!  Might be last
year's FSB speed etc and hot compared to AMD, but
if you compare the bang you get from a cheap mobo
and one of these things with the breakthrough
price performance we got from dual PPro systems
in their day, its just laughable.

Of course, it would be nice if one of the BSDs
could actually have a working pthread system that
scaled well and had a decent malloc too.  How
about it guys? ;-)

How many do FreeBSD have now? 3?  And do any of
them work properly?


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