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From Oded Arbel <>
Subject Re: Java databases as alternative to MySQL on OS X Server? (OT)
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2005 09:14:15 GMT
On Tuesday, 29 בNovember 2005 05:12, Mieke Banderas wrote:
> I wonder how much faster Linux could run on my G3 server hardware. I
> would have lots of work replacing all the built in services in Mac OS
> X Server to give me all that control also in Linux, buy maybe I have
> to. I'm a bit cashstrapped for new hardware, so I need to get as much
> performance I can. Or perhaps I should try to get a PC just for the
> DBs.

As Anandtech's tests suggest, a good PC or even Linux on Apple hardware 
will give you much better performance. This is probably due to the 
better locking that Linux implements (read about futex() ).
That being said, I suspect that Linux on a G3 will give you less 
performance then you can get today with a midrange PC that would cost 
you less then US$ 1000 (probably less then half of that if you don't 
need it rack mounted).

BTW - I think that their tests aren't much fair in the hardware 
department. They compare an end of the line architecture (G5) which 
hasn't had any serious improvement done for it in the last two years, 
with the latest and greatest of the two top performers of the 
micro-computer world, whose chips (same chips that were tested) are 
powering the worlds fastest super computers. Its a credit to Apple and 
the G5 line that they only lost by about 10%.

Oded Arbel
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