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From: Jamadagni, Rajendra <>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 04:53:37 -0800
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Others have talked about CPU ... consider licensing costs too. But 512MG RAM? Gimme me a break ... I have 768MB RAM on my home PC that I use for casual work.  

But the max RAM that your bean counters will allow you to, and then some more. This is true, especially if you will be running MS OS ... it hogs all available memory, and JAVA is proving to be some compitition to MS in this memory hogging capabilities as well.  

Just my thoughts ... on a Sat.

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Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 11:54 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Correct answer. Here's a little more detail to think about.  

Assuming that you're using a reasonably scalable OS (I'm honestly not sure whether MS Windows yet actually qualifies), two 1GHz CPUs will provide more scalable performance under higher concurrency loads. (Scalable doesn't mean faster, it means more consistent. See "Scalability is a Rate of Change" at <> .) However, under low concurrency loads, a faster CPU will execute more CPU instructions in the same amount of time. You might also take a look at "Batch Queue Management and the Magic of '2'" at <> for additional insight.  

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-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 5:24 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L  

> I have a question, I have to make a decision on the purchase
> of a new web server for a multiteir Oracle based system. So
> here are my two remaining options, all other things remaining
> equal, on a system which has 100% dynamically generated web pages.
> 1. A server with one 2ghz CPU.
> or
> 2. A server with two 1ghz CPU.
> Which will provide more power?

(42). Or, It Depends(tm)

> A little more food for though. Would a server with a 1ghz
> CPU and 512mb RAM be adequate for a Oracle backed web site,
> which the pages are all 100% dynamic?

See above.

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