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Freebsd vs linux and hardware question

From: Dror Matalon <dror(at)zapatec(dot)com>
To: sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Freebsd vs linux and hardware question
Date: 2003-09-19 18:23:01
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Hi Folks,

Any opinions on the advantages/disadvantages of running postgres on
Linux vs running it on freebsd?

Also, under either OS would a dual processor machine run faster than a
single processor one. For the most part, I know that databases are IO
bound rather than CPU, bound so more memory and more and faster disks
are a main issue. Still, it seems like being able to use multiple cpus
could improve performance.

Finally, is SCSI still such a big improvement over modern IDE drives?


Dror Matalon, President
Zapatec Inc 
1700 MLK Way
Berkeley, CA 94709


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