coredog64 wrote:I do not "own" this setup, but it is what I use most of the time @ work, so it basically "owns" me:
Server: Fire T2000 (1Gz, 16GB, Solaris 10)
What's your impression of the T2000 so far? I'm trying to get my boss to consider one of these as a replacement for something we're currently running on part of an E10K (just HTTP/CGI, so lack of FP is not an issue).
Single thread performance sucks significantly, some of the code we run is not really that parallel this means that for the same code (mostly placement and routing) we see that the machine is about 25% the performance -or even less, we have seen slowdowns of up to 8 times when compared to an x8664!- than an opteron system. So unless you have a lot of processes, then a Niagara may not be the best approach..... It is useful for us since it has the large memory, once the process is large enough the Niagara catches with the opteron because they have less memory and have to start trashing like crazy at some point. We also got the machine as a gift from sun which was an added bonus.