I find the benchmark much more interesting in comparing PostgreSQL to
MySQL than Intel to AMD. It might be as biased as other "benchmarks"
but it shows clearly something that a lot of PostgreSQL user always
thought: MySQL gives up on concurrency ... it just doesn't scale well.
On 9/23/06, mark(at)mark(dot)mielke(dot)cc <mark(at)mark(dot)mielke(dot)cc> wrote:
> Yep. From what I understand, Intel is 8 to 10 times the size of AMD.
> It's somewhat amazing that AMD even competes, and excellent for us, the
> consumer, that they compete well, ensuring that we get very fast
> computers, for amazingly low prices.
> But Intel isn't crashing down any time soon. Perhaps they became a little
> lazy, and made a few mistakes. AMD is forcing them to clean up.
> May the competition continue... :-)
PostgreSQL Bootcamp, Big Nerd Ranch Europe, Nov 2006
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