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Re: which Xeon processors don't have the context switching problem

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Geoffrey <esoteric(at)3times25(dot)net>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: which Xeon processors don't have the context switching problem
Date: 2007-02-23 19:53:18
Message-ID: 20070223195318.GG20242@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 02:05:57PM -0500, Geoffrey wrote:
> > In searching the archives, I can't find any specific info indentifying 
> > which Xeon processors don't have this problem.
> 
> AFAIK the cut-off point is at the Woodcrests. They are overall much better
> suited to PostgreSQL than the older Xeons were.
> 
> It's slightly unfortunate that AMD and Intel cling to the Opteron and Xeon
> names even though they're making significant architecture changes, but that's
> life, I guess.

AFAIR Intel has been calling their server processors Xeon since Pentium
Pro's, at least.

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Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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