Itanium vs Itanium 2

Itanium vs Itanium 2

Post by UGhhZWR » Sun, 25 Jan 2004 09:41:07


The 64 bit SQL Server version product blurb on the net specificaly references the Itanium 2 processor. Are there any limitations to the original Itanium? Obviously the Itanium servers are much cheaper to come by

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Itanium vs Itanium 2

Post by joe chan » Sun, 25 Jan 2004 10:26:07

i would not waste time on the original itanium system no
matter how cheap they are on ebay, unless you want a space
heater
i would not expect any better performance than a Pentium
III Xeon 700MHz

specificaly references the Itanium 2 processor. Are there
any limitations to the original Itanium? Obviously the
Itanium servers are much cheaper to come by.

 
 
 

Itanium vs Itanium 2

Post by Andrew J. » Sun, 25 Jan 2004 13:27:01

I agree with Joe. Don't buy a McKinley, make sure you get a Madison as they
are about twice as fast.

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Andrew J. Kelly
SQL Server MVP
 
 
 

Itanium vs Itanium 2

Post by Dandy Wey » Sun, 25 Jan 2004 18:39:57

I had a discussion on that when I was @IT FORUM.
Ofcourse 64 bit will perform better I fully agree, but most of the time
people just forget to optimize their databases, actually no one looks at how
their queries perform, how they can be optimized, especially when using some
customized ERP or CRM applications that used to have their own storage
engine and now support sql server as the backend storage


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