Excellent point. How does MySQL run on Tru64? Any familiarity with it on
But there are some big drawbacks to these platforms:
- they only run apps that have been specifically ported and compiled for
them. The Opteron runs the same 32-bit code that an Athalon or Pentium class
computer will run. Ports aren't always available, and they can lag behind
w/regards to the versions available. Ports can be buggier as well.
- Those systems are expensive. Opteron hardware is relatively cheap ($1000
for a motherboard and two processors), and much of the hardware is generic
(no super-expensive RAM from Sun). Because the hardware is generic, you have
more options at a lower price point. I'm not sure how a 32-bit IDE RAID
driver would do in a 64-bit version of Linux. If a 64-bit driver is needed,
then there might be some issues.
- This is new hardware. People who work with computers like new toys. They
like to set them up, test them, and then tell everyone what they thought.
Anyway, hopefully someone will have some insight.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Nelson" <dnelson@stripped>
To: "David Griffiths" <dgriffiths@stripped>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: Anyone had a chance to try an Opteron yet?
> In the last episode (Jun 24), David Griffiths said:
> > I'm surprised there is not more interest in this; is it that not many
> > work with large-ish (10+ gig) databases that need high-end
> > performance?
> I think we have a mysql database running on Tru64, and I'm sure it runs
> great on Solaris. My guess is the people that needed over 2gb of RAM
> have switched to 64-bit CPUs long ago.
> Dan Nelson