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How is the Itanium based server - your experience

 
Amit Jindal_1
Frequent Advisor

How is the Itanium based server - your experience

Hi friends,
My project is planing to switch services from one hard partition from RISC based processor server ( SD32000 ) to BL870C Blade server.

I have a question regarding the CPU calculation. The SD npar is 60 % cpu lodaded on average. ( rare peaks 99 % ), mostly Oracle DB's are there heavy memory usage though!

The SD cpu is PA8700 ( 750 MHz, 4 CPU's )and the new planned server BL870C uses Intel Itanium ( 1.6 GHz cpu cores ), so in total in broad figures for SD 4 CPU = 3000 MHz or 3 Ghz, so if I use 1 Intel itanium cpu 9150N i.e 2 cores of 1.6 Ghz approx to 3 GHz.

So am i safe in this calculation, if I go with one blade server.

If someone has moved from RISC to Itanium , how's the CPU side performance as per your experience.
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How is the Itanium based server - your experience

I'm not sure you can compare just based on clock speed. Possibly some of the SPEC or TPCC ratings may help?
Also, are you doing lots of I/O?
Amit Jindal_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: How is the Itanium based server - your experience

Thanks