Raising the Bar on x86 Price/Performance: Sun Network Systems

Raising the Bar on x86 Price/Performance: Sun Network Systems

Post by John D Groenve » Thu, 04 Nov 2004 03:05:06

| Get answers to all your questions about Sun's low cost, high
| performance AMD Opteron? processor systems and find out why there is
| very little 'standard' about our new industry-standard servers and
| workstations.

| Speakers:
| # John Fowler, Executive Vice President, Network Systems Group
| # Jack O'Brien, Group Marketing Manager, x86 OS Platforms
| # John Fanelli, Senior Director Marketing, Network Systems Group
| # Matt Stander, Engineering Product Architect, Network Systems Group
| # Rajesh Shakkarwar, Product Line Director, Network Systems Group

| Wednesday, Nov. 3rd
| 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. PST
| 4 p.m - 5 p.m GMT
| 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. CET

I feel these Q&As are useful channels to Sun's senior management
and product managers for customers, particularly, smaller ones.



1. AIX versus SUN and Linux, best price performance ?


We have a IBM RS6000 F50 running AIX 4.3.3 with 3 CPU's and 9 mirrored disks
and 1.5 GB internal memory. DBMS Basis 9.1 runs on it. This database can be
compared with Oracle regarding performance. However it's not

We are thinking of upgrading hardware. The F50 cannot handle the job
anymore. The Basis DBMS runs on AIX, Linux and SUN. Our database will be
around 60 GB and should be spreaded on multiple disks (at least 4). In total
we need at least 10 disks (20-40 GB). We need 2-4 GB memory.

The solution should be cheap but also reliable. So, we prefer cheap memory
and cheap (instead of expensive IBM SSA disks) SCSI or even IDE disks.

Please advise.


Louis Banens

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