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Re: Large (8M) cache vs. dual-core CPUs

From: Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>
To: Bill Moran <wmoran(at)collaborativefusion(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Large (8M) cache vs. dual-core CPUs
Date: 2006-04-25 18:36:56
Message-ID: 1145990216.23538.238.camel@state.g2switchworks.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 2006-04-25 at 13:14, Bill Moran wrote:
> I've been given the task of making some hardware recommendations for
> the next round of server purchases.  The machines to be purchased
> will be running FreeBSD & PostgreSQL.
> 
> Where I'm stuck is in deciding whether we want to go with dual-core
> pentiums with 2M cache, or with HT pentiums with 8M cache.

BTW: For an interesting article on why the dual core Opterons are so
much better than their Intel cousins, read this article:

http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/opteron-x75/index.x?pg=1

Enlightening read.

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