• Subject: Re: Upgrade Options
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 14:04:37 EST


In a message dated 98-02-12 11:04:11 EST, you write:

>       Thanx for the reply.  I pretty much figured the same thing regarding
>  the memory option.  I currently have 512Mg of memory which has very low
>  faulting rates in each pool.  Unfortunately, I think it would be real
>  tough trying to cost justify another processor into the machine at this
>  time.  We have only had the 400 for about a year and a half and it may
>  be too soon to hit the upper levels with a pricey upgrade.  While its
>  not URGENT, I did want to plan my upgrade options before it became a
>  problem. 

While you're planning, you might look at adding SMP when you add the other
processor(s?).  "Power users" are generally running SQL-intensive query tools,
and SMP can _greatly_ help the performance of these by spreading the workload
over multiple processors...


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

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