Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 12:43:49 -0800
Reply-To: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>
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From: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: Optimizing SAS on a SUNOS 5.8
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vossberg@FMHI.USF.EDU on Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 11:45:09AM -0800
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on Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 11:45:09AM -0800, Keith Vossberg (vossberg@FMHI.USF.EDU) wrote:
> "CAFO" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> > Hi ,
> > I run SAS V8.2 on a SUN Enterprice R420 with 4* 450 Mhz and 4GB memory, but
> > it does not perform as well as I would expect it to do.
> Our IT dept. recently bought the same Sun box and we are now in the
> process of returning it due to its poor performance. After much
> review and discussion with the Sun expert living at SAS it was
> determined that the box was CPU bound. An NT box running 733 chips
> could best the Sun runtimes on average by about half. In my opinion,
> Sun should have stopped selling these boxes 18 months ago. At least,
> to sites specifically buying them for CPU intensive applications. Oh
> well, lesson learned.
Curious: did you benchmark (or consider benchmarking) GNU/Linux on the
same platform as the NT box? If you're comparing NT/Solaris, you might
want to throw GNU/Linux into the mix.
Anyone out there got benchmarks for GNU/Linux v. NT on comperable
hardware for SAS?
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