2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 2, 2010 9:06 AM by clyde

    Xeon for a database server


      Hi all, I'm speccing up for a new server, which will be exclusively used for a production database application.

      My issue is that there are various Xeon groups, and I'm not enough experienced to make sure I spec the right one.

      Am presently thinking that something like the X5680 would be the processor to go for, but this is a fair bit of money. Before those higher up the ladder ask me, I need to be sure whether there could be a less expensive processor which would happily do this job.

      For instance the W3550 is a quadcore, over 3 GHz, but is less than 20% of the price.

      I'm told hyper threading is not particularly necessary for this job. It is a Progress based database application. 4 or 6 core needed, at least 3 GHz. Server will have two processors.

      Would anyone care to share their knowledge on this one ? Thanks.