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From Konstantin Agouros <>
Subject Re: Fastest Platform (softwarewise)?
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2001 13:23:21 GMT
On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 07:25:07AM +1000, Phil Blake wrote:
> Hi,
> We run apache/tomcat/cocoon on 3 server platforms, Linux, AIX and MacOS 
> X.
> Linux on a dual PIII 550, OSX on a PPC-G4 450 and AIX on a 4x250MHz 
> PPC-G3.
> Bang for buck, a G4 running OSX wins hands down. However, believe it or 
> not, the dual PIII comes in second (AIX don't come close... too 
> expensive for real consideration and Windows is not a server operating 
> system in practice, only in marketing).
> The Dual PIII was about 10% more than the G4 (after adding SCSI) and 
> about 70-80% the performance.
> Although theory has it that a G4 500MHz has about the same performance 
> as a PIII 1.5GHz (ie triple the performance), I've found that it's 
> really more like double the performance, not triple.
Like I said I was thinking more in Terms of which JDK (IBM, Blackdown,...)
and which Java-Version. I can not move away from Linux.



Konstantin Agouros - NetAge Solutions, Dingolfinger Str. 6, 81673 Muenchen
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