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From:Paul DuBois Date:November 23 1999 6:45pm
Subject:Re: The dreaded chip comparison question ...
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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?

re: 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 
motherboards
yet.

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
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  • Re: Comparing data setsColin McKinnon16 Nov
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  • The dreaded chip comparison question ...Richard McLean16 Nov
    • Re: The dreaded chip comparison question ...sinisa16 Nov
      • Re: The dreaded chip comparison question ...Richard McLean16 Nov
        • Re: The dreaded chip comparison question ...Curtis Maurand16 Nov
          • Re: The dreaded chip comparison question ...Christopher E. Brown17 Nov
            • Re: The dreaded chip comparison question ...Van17 Nov
            • BenchmarkMatthew Clark17 Nov
              • Locking troubleLaran Coates17 Nov
                • Re: Locking troubleBob Kline17 Nov
                  • RE: Locking troubleLaran Coates17 Nov
                    • Re: Locking troubleAndré Bjärby17 Nov
                    • RE: Locking troubleBob Kline17 Nov
                • Re: Locking troublesinisa17 Nov
              • Re: BenchmarkTonu Samuel17 Nov
                • RE: BenchmarkMatthew Clark18 Nov
                  • RE: BenchmarkMichael Widenius26 Nov
              • Re: Benchmarksinisa17 Nov
          • RE: The dreaded chip comparison question ...Gordon Bissell17 Nov
          • Re: The dreaded chip comparison question ...Paul DuBois23 Nov
        • Re: The dreaded chip comparison question ...Steve Ruby16 Nov