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Blog Archive for sdo during April 2008

Yesterday, I wrote that I'm often asked which X is faster (for a variety of X). The answer to that question always depends on your perspective. I answered that question in terms of hardware and concluded (as I always do) that the answer depends very much on your needs, but that a machine which appears slower in a single-threaded test will likely be faster in a multi-threaded world. You can't...
As a performance engineer, I'm often asked which X is faster (for a variety of X). The answer to that question always depends on your perspective. Today, I'll talk about the answer in terms of hardware and application servers. People quite often measure the performace of their appserver on, say, their laptop and a 6-core, 24-thread Sun Fire T1000 and are surprised that the cheaper laptop can...