In the last episode (Apr 04), JW said:
> I was already looking at these... Does anyone have any experience
> with MySQL a v880? Someone on another list was saying:
> "You've got to remember that in a lot of scenerios, more processors
> can degrade preformance instead of enhancing it. 4 Dual processing
> machines always beats one 8-way machine as far as network services
> related things like File/Web/Print serving. 4-way machines can add
> benefit in fine-grain tightly coupled processes like a heavily
> threaded DB server (like Oracle). You start to loose I/O performance
> with most x86 architectures after 4-way."
That's just a limitation of the x86 platform; inter-processor locking
starts getting really expensive above 4 CPUs. Oracle definitely has no
problems on the 8-way Solaris/Sparc boxes here, so I'd assume MySQL
would run well also.
Dan "query" Nelson