RE: AMD vs Xeon 64 bit

  • From: "VIVEK_SHARMA" <VIVEK_SHARMA@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <anjo.kolk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 13:39:28 +0530

Anjo, List

Qs 1 If you could share some more config info on the 30K $ Box please?
O.S., Vendor etc 

Qs 2 Did the O.S. continue to be Solaris OR did it change to something?
Sun does offer Boxes with with Opteron CPUs:-

Qs 3 Will moving to Opteron CPUs require RE-Compilation & porting of
existing Application Code?

NOTE - Our Banking Products are Coded is in Pro C, .Net, Java currently
Runs on Solaris, Windows , HP-UX (on Itanium Chips), AIX (P5 Servers)
with Oracle / SQL*Server Databases

Am looking to check the possibility of our Banking Product's possible
port to AMD Opteron & possibly build a case for management.
Qs 4 Any Site, Links, Presentations which can be used suitably, Other
than the following?,,30_118_8796_14

Thanks indeed.


From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Anjo Kolk
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 6:24 PM
To: j.miranda@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: AMD vs Xeon 64 bit

Dl 585 is the one to go for. Buy the fastest and most memory that you
can and you will be smiling the whole day. I just advised a customer to
replace their 16 cpu SUN sparc box with a 4 CPU dual core Opteron. The
sun box was 1 million dollar, the opteron costed around 30K dollar. They
went live over the weekend and and they are very happy :-)


On 9/5/06, Juan Miranda <j.miranda@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



        We will buy an new server.

        SO will be RHEL 4 AS/ES




        1)       HP 585 4x AMD Opteron

        2)       HP 580 4x Xeon



        Any reference, idea, experience about these 2 alternatives ???


        What about SGA limit ?

        I think I can make a huge SGA with AMD64 (no 3 GB limit),

        Do I have this limit in Xeon 64 bit ?






Anjo Kolk
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