RE: 2 CPU Dual Core vs 1 CPU Quad Core

Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 23:12:24 +0000
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Its not just a change from dual-core to quad-core- almost everything in the new server is faster, some of it is significantly faster. Overall you should be pleased with improved performance.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Jeff Chirco Sent: Monday, November 07, 2011 4:11 PM
To: Paul Drake
Subject: RE: 2 CPU Dual Core vs 1 CPU Quad Core

All I know is the old server is a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with 32Gb of memory and a Clock Frequency of 1333Mhz and the new server is a Dell PowerEdge R710 with 48Gb of memory with a Clock Frequency of 6400Mhz. I am not sure what all that means though, except for memory. From: Paul Drake [] Sent: Monday, November 07, 2011 12:57 PM To: Jeff Chirco
Subject: Re: 2 CPU Dual Core vs 1 CPU Quad Core


Do you know the processor model number?
We recently migrated an HP DL585 G2 to a newer Dell Blade where a pair of dual cores (running RHEL 4U8 x86-64) was moved to a single socket, quad core Intel blade. Old server had an on-die memory controller, 16 GB memory in total - likely 533 MHz. New blade has 48 GB DDR3-1333 MHz memory. I believe that this processsor only supports 2 memory controller channels (per socket). Processor is Intel Xeon X5667 3.06 GHz quad core.


On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Jeff Chirco <<>> wrote: I was wondering if anybody else has any experience in performance testing a 2 CPU Dual Core vs 1 CPU Quad Core. We need to swap out one of our Windows database servers to a quad core because they are not making the dual core anymore. Let me know if you have any information. Thanks in advanced.





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