(well, not really)
A little while ago, in one of our clusters we replaced a boatload of PowerEdge 1425 webserver-class boxes with a much smaller number of HP DL145 G3 quad-core boxes, getting the same amount of oomph from 1/3 the boxes. Not too bad.
Quad-code boxes or chips? (can you even get quad-core AMD chips?)
Anyhow, that graph is super.
yeah…the old boxes were dual CPU, and the new ones are dual quad CPUs. 🙂
Not only more performance per machine, but fewer parts to fail, fewer warranties and licenses to pay for, fewer OSes to patch, etc. Very cool.
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Could you confirm that you have dual quad-core CPUs inside your HP DL145 G3 servers? Which CPU model of quad-core CPUs do you have? Did you need a BIOS hack to get that to work with quad-core CPUs? Some of us with DL145 G3 servers haven not been able to get dual quad-core CPUs to boot with the latest BIOS in place for the DL145 G3 servers. Thanks.