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Web server : Opteron 248 against Xeon 2.8GHz

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December 17, 2003 3:07:23 PM

Pretty interesting article. Opteron performances are impressive... Look at this:
<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/IT/showdoc.html?i=1935" target="_new">http://www.anandtech.com/IT/showdoc.html?i=1935&lt;/A>

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December 17, 2003 3:43:53 PM

Yes, these benchmarks used RAMDISKs. Opteron's on-die memory controller gave it quite a boost in that scenario; it is conceivable that that might not be the case in other scenarios. But quite impressive, nonetheless!!!

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December 17, 2003 4:08:23 PM

I wish THG to make their own test to compare Opteron Xeon an Itanium

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December 17, 2003 9:12:26 PM

Absolutely... "Itanium vs Opteron" is an issue that has been left unaddressed for too long.

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December 17, 2003 11:53:00 PM

Who do we need to talk too get this done?
December 18, 2003 11:16:34 AM

Humm... Maybe we should ask Tom's directly.

In the Anand's articlethey stated they couldn't easily get an Itanium server.

But I can't believe no one can find an Itanium server somewhere os even buy one to sell it back after the test. These CPU comparison need to be done.

Because this is big money, a Dual Itanium Dell sytem starts at 6229$US.
Link to product page :
<A HREF="http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails..." target="_new">http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails...;/A>

And you can find Dual Opteron server for 1650$.
Link :
<A HREF="http://www.polywell.com/us/rackservers/poly1u2c-0.asp" target="_new">http://www.polywell.com/us/rackservers/poly1u2c-0.asp&l...;/A>
<A HREF="http://www.neocomputers.com/items.asp?CartId=9-ACCWARE-..." target="_new">http://www.neocomputers.com/items.asp?CartId=9-ACCWARE-...;/A>
(I know it's maybe not the same quality/components/support) but it's still a big price difference.

A side by side comparison would give answers and help IT people get the right stuff for their needs!

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December 18, 2003 1:53:43 PM

Actually, the system price for a full-blown dual 1.5Ghz Itanium 2 workstation with, say, 4GB system memory and great components can reach 20,000 fairly easily.

According to dell, a 1.4Ghz, 1.5MB cache dual Itanium workstation with 4GB memory costs US$12,500. A 1.5Ghz, 6MB cache (state-of-the-art) dual workstation costs US$20,300 or so. HP's offering aren't much cheaper either... But these are excellently configured, with SCSI hard drives and great video cards... So an equivalent Opteron system (2x248) won't be cheap at all, considering a 4GB, SCSI-HD-equipped, professional workstation video card-equipped workstation... Cheaper than the Itanium, that's for sure, but they're radically different beasts!!!!

Someone ought to compare them thoroughly someday...

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December 18, 2003 6:00:15 PM

Did you guy's get your new puter?
December 18, 2003 9:33:16 PM

No, but I'm waiting anxiously! :smile:

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