Re: 10gR2 RAC on RISC or X86-64 hardware

From: Joop Gijsbers <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 16:23:02 +0100
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Thanx for the input. I did not know the TPC website, that's very helpful. Ans also the Opteron option i will look at. I am convinced that you should not use that kind of " rule of thumbs" and more important, my colleague is now too...

On 17 mrt 2008, at 22:45, Jeremy Schneider wrote:

> Hey Jared - this email is worth copying the list . :)
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 4:27 PM, Jared Still <>
> wrote:
> I'm not a HW guy either, nor do I play one on TV.
> But I do know some HW guys. The common nickname for Itanium is
> 'Itanic'
> Make of it what you will.
> The current IO champ in price/performance is not Intel, but AMD
> Opteron.
> Don't know if it has been through TPC, but I do know some folks that
> understand
> IO and CPU's down to the bit level, and their choice is Opteron. I
> believe HP has
> a line of servers with this chip.
> Very fast with Oracle.
> Jared
> FWIW I ran Kevin Closson's "silly little benchmark" on some Opteron
> 8218XE's and Xeon L5320's a couple months ago -- and the Opterons
> cleaned house. Kevin had a series about the Opterons too. I
> completely agree that they're very good processors.
> I've also heard that the Itaniums aren't that great, although I
> don't have any personal experience. They do seem to have lower
> priority for receiving Oracle patches and support and such. I was
> just pointing to the TPC website because it might be useful in
> trying to persuade a manager to consider Intel alongside IBM. :)
> --
> Jeremy Schneider
> Chicago, IL

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