Colm “Punish thy Server” MacCárthaigh has published his awesome benchmarks with the Sun T2000. Colm is also looking at ssl-offload benchmarks for the T2000. I hope my engine(3) patch for flood gets to see some action.
As Chuck Norris fans would say, the Niagara roundhouse kicked the Itanium and the Xeon.
Patch compiles on my AMD64 box, now I just need to scrounge for a Niagara so I can see if it takes advantage of the insane RSA performance to be the “Speedy Gonzales” of https load testers
A shout-out to anyone in Sun. Help me make the Niagara look good :)
Before IDF, CPU choices particularly if you were looking for performance and reasonably good thermal envelope was easy. The AMD64 in all its variant pretty much ruled the roost.
Now, 2006 is looking to be a very interesting year particularly if you are looking at a hardware refresh in the second or third quarter. As detailed in this RealWorldTech post by David Kanter, Intel’s new Core Architecture is shaping up to be a strong contender.
With virtualization support native to the CPU, it will be uber-cool if somebody like VMWare came up with VMWare for OSX. That would make MacOSX/Intel the platform of choice for developers particularly in the web space (test Firefox/IE/Safari from one box).
With the easy upgrade instructions. It was all over in a jiffy
Now back to your regular scheduled programming :)