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Old 17th January, 2008, 10:53 PM
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Tell you something interesting, on single, and dual socket machines, I always order intel, because my kentsfield and dual clovertown servers have been brilliant, and I run a couple of dual clovertown Xen servers that I'm besotted with at the moment.

But, for certain applications, one in particular that is a rediculously large PGSQL server that has tables with litterally millions upon millions of rows that get crawled over constantly, we changed from a quad Tigerton Xeon (16 cores total) with 16GB of ram to a quad Opteron 8346 (barcelona, also 16 cores total) with 16GB of DDR2, and the performance is actually better, despite the Tigertons being 2.13Ghz as opposed to the 2Ghz of the Opterons.

Same ram size, different ram type, same disk speed, and array size.
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