At 2:28 PM -0500 11/16/99, Curtis Maurand wrote:
>On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Richard McLean wrote:
>> At 6:23 PM +0200 16/11/99, <sinisa@stripped> wrote:
>> >Richard McLean writes:
>> > > Just wondering if anyone has benchmarked MySQL performance on the
>> > > different chips and can compare them for speed?
>> > >
>> > > Intel / Athlon / G3 and G4 / Others
>> >You can find many of those comparisons on mysql benchmark pages.
>> >I would like to see performance on G4 !!
>> Me too! The benchmarks sections covers the traditional chips
>> (Pentium/AMD/Sparc) but doesn't cover the newer ones (Athlon/G4),
>> that's why I thought I'd ask. :-)
>Its pretty hard to get benchmarks on Athlon since they're not available yet.
>Doesn't the G4 comes with MAC OS-X? Has anyone gotten MySQL to run on OS-X?
>Has anyone gotten Linux for the PowerPC to run on the G4?
Yes, it compiles from source with no problem. This works assuming you have
the 400MHz (original G4) or 350MHz (speed-un-bumped G4), because those have
the Yosemite motherboard. LinuxPPC doesn't run on the newer Sawtooth
My experience running MySQL on a G4: in the configurations I name above, the
disk is IDE. The processor runs really quickly (sorry no numbers close at
hand), but when you get into heavy I/O you have problems. The machine itself
becomes somewhat sluggish, which I attribute to I/O. This is also the case
on IDE G3's, and it is also true for 300MHz/400MHz G3 PowerBooks. I've
put LinuxPPC on a 350MHz G3 now and put a SCSI drive it in, because I want to
see if that makes a difference. Informally it seems to, but I don't have
any numbers right now to know for sure.
Anyway, yeah, MySQL on a G3/G4 running LinuxPPC is quite doable.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped