2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 1, 2008 10:02 AM by Javed Lodhi

    Fastest processor strategy for memory-resident single-threaded algorithms

       

      Hi,

       

       

      Need some advice and guidance regarding choosing servers that primarily run memory resident algorithms that may run for minutes to hours. 

       

       

      The algorithms are single-threaded and memory intensive.

       

       

      Irrespective of the cpu speed, would a single cpu single core platform be a better strategy than multi-processor multi-core?  It seems multi-processor multi-core is ideal for multi-tasking, especially high volumes of short transactions, but a long-running memory resident algorithm is a "long transaction" that needs to consume all cpu cycles for a minutes to hours.

       

       

      Thanks.