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From "Peter Crowther" <>
Subject RE: Apache Tomcat (5.5) configuration suggestions
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2007 15:53:03 GMT
> From: Tony Fountain [] 
> from the perspective of
> performance, will the x64 yield much better performance for 
> this type of
> thing over x32?  Obviously it will from a systems standpoint but is it
> evident from an end user perspective?

Depends entirely on your application and your system configuration.  For
most server applications, network bandwidth, disk latency and throughput
and the amount of RAM available for caching are far more relevant than
CPU grunt.  Intel have done a superb job of branding the CPU as *the*
key system component.  It isn't - servers need to be balanced systems,
and x86 vs x64 is only a small part of the overall balance.

Bottom line: if you have an application that's too slow, a change in CPU
architecture isn't going to save you :-).

		- Peter

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