I have been trying to find any data that states what platform would garner better overall performance in an Oracle Cluster.
This is a high traffic e-commerce site with IIS and Commerce server on the front end. The backend consists of a Sun Solaris hardware/software cluster running Oracle 8.
I have been charted to spec out a new infrastructure to manage the site in house. There is a possibility of moving to a SQL 2000/w2K solution in the future due to CIO. My question is, does anyone know how the following server specs would compare in performance for the Oracle cluster:
Sun Solaris configuration:
2 E3500 Servers each with
8 464-MHz w/8MB cache
2 A5100 Storedge
2 Compaq DL760 servers each with
8 900-MHz ZEON w/2MB cache
2 4100 Array enclosures
Either one of these configurations would be running Solaris 8
Any insight would be greatly appreciated as I am new to Unix and the Sun Sparc platform. Thank you
I wondered the same thing on a smaller scale, and did a couple tests. While others will say that they aren't scientific etc., the results speak for themselves. But, if the doubters want to provide another test and instructions (that won't take much time), I will be happy to run them on my PC running RedHat 7.0 and my Ultra 10 running Solaris 8 64 bit, or I can even run them on a Netra A200 (UltraSpacr II 500 Mhz/512 RAM) or E4500 (6 cpu's and 6 Gb of RAM).
It has been my (recent) expierence that Solaris 8
on a 900-MHz Intel box will (in general) run faster than
Solaris 8 on a 464-MHz Sparc box. Having said that,
in an SMP configuration, Sparc's "tend" to perform better.
Add the server attached storage (I assuming you are not
using a SAN configuration), now you're dealing with
periferal I/O as well. The "true" way to tell is to set them
both up and run some benchmarks. You may also see some
differences due to the 8MB vs. 2MB cache. I suspect that
unless there are substantial differences between the A5100's
and trhe 4100's, you may not see much difference unless
Solaris on Intel SMP shows some big problems.
As far as support and compatibility for hardware running Solaris though, you can't really beat running Solaris on SPARC platforms IMHO. Solaris/Intel support is getting better, but I still don't think it's quite up to where it is for SPARC. Solaris is definitely pickier on Intel platforms as far as what hardware configurations it will run with.
I hope everyone is fine and doing well. I want to learn Assembly language for SPARC architecture. Is there any emulator available for 64 bit SPARC on which one can install Oracle Solaris 11 SPARC version. And ofcourse on my intel laptop computer???
Thanks! (4 Replies)
I'm facing severe structure padding issues when my Solaris C/C++ application that runs on Sparc communicates with the same C/C++ application that runs on Intel. I know that Sparc and Intel use different padding patterns. So when it comes to reading the exchanged structure data, both... (11 Replies)
My boss has a plan to upgrade cpu of server so he needs to know how much better performance(percentage) is Ultra SPARC IV+ 1.95 GHz than Ultra SPARC IV 1.35 GHz?.
I am looking for documentation to reference but I didn't see anything close to my point. If who know,... (3 Replies)
On Monday March 30, Intel announced the availability of their much anticipated new line of processors, the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series–nicknamed Nehalem.
Red Hat, a long-time partner of the market-leading chip maker , collaborated on the chip’s debut, testing and optimizing the... (0 Replies)
About 4 years ago I wrote this tool inspired by Rob Urban's collect tool for DEC's Tru64 Unix. What makes this tool as different as collect was in its day is its ability to run at a low overhead and collect tons of stuff. I've expanded the general concept and even include data not available in... (0 Replies)