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Re: Opteron vs. Xeon "benchmark"

From: Dave Cramer <pg(at)fastcrypt(dot)com>
To: Guido Neitzer <guido(dot)neitzer(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Opteron vs. Xeon "benchmark"
Date: 2006-09-23 14:19:34
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On 23-Sep-06, at 9:49 AM, Guido Neitzer wrote:

> On 9/23/06, Dave Cramer <pg(at)fastcrypt(dot)com> wrote:
>
>> 1) The database fits entirely in memory, so this is really only
>> testing CPU, not I/O which should be taken into account IMO
>
> I don't think this really is a reason that MySQL broke down on ten or
> more concurrent connections. The RAM might be, but I don't think so
> too in this case as it represents exactly what we have seen in similar
> tests. MySQL performs quite well on easy queries and not so much
> concurrency. We don't have that case very often in my company ...  we
> have at least ten to twenty connections to the db performing
> statements. And we have some fairly complex statements running very
> often.
>
> Nevertheless - a benchmark is a benchmark. Nothing else. We prefer
> PostgreSQL for other reasons then higher performance (which it has for
> lots of situations).

I should make myself clear. I like the results of the benchmark. But  
I wanted to keep things in perspective.

Dave
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