03-16-2006 12:14 AM
I am in the process of a sizing exercise to replace an old K-510 server with four processors which was purchased 6 years ago. The system runs Oracle and the CPU's are 60-70% full during an average day. Memory or disk activity does not seem to be a problem for performance.
Will any modern A-class machine with 2 processors and the same amount of memory have better performance than this machine? Any other ideas on the machine to purchase?
Thanks for your feedback,
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03-16-2006 12:22 AM
as a starting point you could use:
It is notoriously difficult to draw clear comparisons between machines, but one initial way is to look at the TPM figures.
There are other TPM sites as well.
Also try to take into account future upgrades (Oracle 10 can take a lot more memory than Oracle 8)....
03-16-2006 12:23 AM
you will find your new server here (Itanium2)
or here (PA-RISC)
All servers are faster than yours, but it depends on some factors like software requirements (memory+IO), user count, OS version ...
BTW, an A-Class isn't that modern nowadays.
Hope this helps!
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03-16-2006 12:25 AM
You can go for Itanium machines which delivers good performance,
03-16-2006 12:37 AM
You can also consider this,
03-16-2006 12:50 AM
Your CNET review may indicate that I need to evaluate an Intel Platform. Sorry for my stupidity, but does that mean that I need to move to LINUX? Or will HP-UX 11i run on an Intel platform?
The Intel servers are really cheap. To compare prices, any idea on what I would need to pay for a rp3440-4?
03-16-2006 12:52 AM
You can run HP-UX 11iV2 (11.23) on IA-64 better known as Itanium. Also, you can install Linux and perform a Multi-boot, if you require.
Integrity servers support the following platforms :- HP-UX 11iV2, RHEL, Windows 2003,etc..
03-16-2006 12:56 AM
Sorry for the multiple post: If you are intrested in Itanium servers, take a look at this page, HP Integrity entry-class servers
03-16-2006 12:59 AM
If you were to run HPUx on intel then you are talking of Itanium procs...
You didnt mention what hPUX you are running nor what version of oracle...(mem size nad how many users?)
I dont know the price of the lastest RP but Im sure with less than 60'000Euros you would find something very good (2 PA 8600 or 8700 and 4 GB RAM)
All the best
03-16-2006 01:05 AM
you first establish what machine you need and then get prices.
Cost should be secondary to business need. It's no good getting a cheap machine, that just about does the job, and then you have to expand!
Please also remember support costs tend to be higher on older machines. So what you save in support costs, can be added to purchasing budget.
03-16-2006 01:11 AM
This allows you to configure the various models of machines and see the retail prices for them.
To replace the K510, I would probably look at an rp3410 or rp3440, depending on your I/O card requirements.
03-16-2006 02:03 AM
03-16-2006 02:38 AM
You need to talk to this guy...
03-16-2006 04:12 AM
Arun gave me the link. It's great they found a "buyer" for me. But I was not asking to sell but rather to buy. The machine I have now has been on lease and now we are thinking of owning it.