[THIN] Performance Issues - Off Topic

  • From: "Eugene Herman" <EHerman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 11:14:17 -0400

We are currently in a rather heated argument with one of our vendors as =
well as one of our colleagues on the left coast about performance of Multi =
processor servers.

The application is a very large Pervasive Database - that may be accessed =
by as many as 800 users - A fair number through Citrix. But the issue is =
not Citrix.

Left Coast purchased a Proliant DL760 with 4 Pentium III 900 MHz Processors=
 ( presumably they could add 4 more) They are running this on a Windows =
2000 platform.

The vendor is "suggesting" we look at a ML570 with quad 1.4 Ghz Xeon =

We are looking at ML530 with dual 2.4 Ghz processors which is almost =
$22000 cheaper.=20

Our current enviromnent is Novell which handles 2 processorss well but we =
are not sure that it wil handle 4 so we are looking to convert to Win2k

Questions- if we compare the Dual 2.4 Xeon ML530 to the Quad DL760 with =
900 MHz processors - is there really more horsepower or does overhead wipe =
out any advantage of the quad processor.

If we look at the Quad DL560 with 1.6 Gb processors - are we again going =
to see the benefit of 4 medium speed processors vs 2 very fast ones.

We are also guessing that the ML 570 and DL560 will be upgraded soon to at =
least a 2.2gb processor or maybe even a 2.4gb processor this year - at =
lord knows what price.

The basic question is - are there metrics to benchmark 2 vs 4 processor =

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