Not necessarily. People that need relatively affordable 64 bit systems
may be waiting for the Opteron to stabilize. My experience is the Wintel
solutions (like Opteron) tend to have at least a 2-1 price performance
over Sun and Dec. Also, given that HP has basically dropped Alpha, I
don't think a lot of people are likely to be implementing that platform.
Dan Nelson wrote:
>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
>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.