Sun vs PC

Sasha Pachev sasha at
Fri Mar 4 14:25:40 MST 2005

 > A 2x sun box vs a 2x PC has in my experience gone to the sun box.

In 3 years of doing MySQL support, I have never logged in to a Sparc with any 
number of CPUs that could outperform the top end fairly low priced one CPU AMD 
on a multi-threaded benchmark of repeated random indexed selects of one record. 
All Sparcs did scale nearly perfectly, though, but that scalability was just not 
enough to reach the sheer power of a fast AMD.

Sasha Pachev
AskSasha Linux Consulting

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