Re: Intel Compared to Sun M-Series

  • From: Greg Rahn <greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Oracle Dba Wannabe <oracledbawannabe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 16:31:06 -0700

I'd say:
- the 2:1 Intel Westmere-EP:SPARC VII+ core ratio from this partner is
in line with my thoughts (so yes - the Intel core is faster)
- Intel is probably cheaper per core/socket, especially at the smaller
end of systems
- A 2 socket Westmere-EP or 4 or 8 socket Westmere-EX system is pretty
powerful by most standards, considering an 4 x 10 core Westmere-EX is
4 rack units!
- No clue on Oracle license costs...but you can research that :)

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Oracle Dba Wannabe
<oracledbawannabe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I suppose I should have chosen my words more carefully - the reason I 
> actually asked this question is because a partner provided us with some 
> sizing result for an Oracle ebs deployment. There were 2 sizings one on Intel 
> the other on spare vii7+, apparently twice the number of sun sparc cores are 
> required compared to Intel - this was the basis for my question. I get what 
> you're saying that performance is just not about cpu power. But all things 
> equal (if that's possible), the Intel solution appears to also be a cheaper 
> option given the core factors are also the same? The confusing thing is this 
> sizing appears to simply say the Intel core is better than the sparc one?

Greg Rahn

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