[rescue] first real server hardware
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 16 10:50:15 CDT 2004
On Apr 16, 2004, at 11:42 AM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>> Generally more modern, yes, but is it tons faster?
> I/O-wise? Oh hell yes. CPU-wise? Not by much, but what good is a
> CPU if it starves on the Indigo2's memory bus?
...and the Indigo2's memory architecture *really* starves the
processor. This was explained by someone in-the-know on this list a
LONG time ago (I don't recall who...James Lockwood maybe?)...I didn't
believe it until I benchmarked it myself. I thought the R10K Indigo2
was a decent performer, then I used an Octane. I nearly fell off my
So yes, CPU-wise, the Octane is faster by a MILE. Primarily due to
the memory bus.
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke
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