Oracle Performance on Sun X-series vs. M-series

From: Allen, Brandon <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:21:12 -0700
Message-ID: <64BAF54438380142A0BF94A23224A31E111A45E464_at_ONEWS06.oneneck.corp>

Has anyone tried migrating from a V440 or similar to the Sun X-series machines, or benchmarked performance of Oracle on an X-series compared to an M-series? We're considering trading in the T2000s for either M4000s or X4250s. The M4000s are midrange servers running quad-core 2.4GHz SPARC64 VII processors for about $50k and the X4250s are quad-core 3GHz Intel Xeons for about $5k. I know the SPARC is RISC and the Xeon is CISC and I'm not sure about all the other technical differences such as cache, bus speed, etc., but looking only at $/GHz (dollars per GHz) the X-series blows the M-series away. I'm not a hardware expert, but I'm guessing that's not exactly a valid comparison given the different architectures. I'm just curious what real life testing with an ERP application running on an Oracle database would have to say about it. I googled for such a benchmark and couldn't find anything along these lines.



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