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Date:      Fri, 20 Apr 2001 19:30:32 -0400
From:      "Otter" <otterr@telocity.com>
To:        "'Charles Burns'" <burnscharlesn@hotmail.com>, <mwm@mired.org>
Cc:        <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: the AMD factor in FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <000001c0c9f1$e52fa4a0$1400a8c0@zoso>
In-Reply-To: <F258Mjg9vOXGbQtF8tB0000401b@hotmail.com>

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> How many CPUs do you need? The Supermicro SQ2E6 supports up 
> to four 700MHz 
> Xeons and uses SDRAM rather than Rambus. You may look into a 
> different mobo 

or try the SQ2R6 for up to quad 900MHz Xeons...
-Otter


> if you need a faster server... Might as well if you're buying 
> new Xeons as 
> well. Despite any flaws that the PPro core may have, AMD 
> doesn't really have 
> any truely server class solutions yet.
> 
> Having lots of cache memory is really only very important for 
> software that 
> has a few MB of code that is used over and over and over, 
> such as the search 
> algorhythms in a database package. Because L2 cache is far 
> faster than going 
> to main memory, the server greatly benefits from being able 
> to keep all or 
> most of the frequently used code within it. (This is probably 
> also the case 
> with compilers, but GCC seems to be more limited by the 
> number of times it 
> can be spawned in a period of time than the amount of time it 
> needs to 
> compile a given .c file)
> If this isn't news just ignore me. :)
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