Originally Posted by AMDZen
Is your AMD an Opteron based system, if not that would account for it. And if so, then there is something up. Opteron has been proven time and time again as being faster then the Xeon provessor. Read any review on any tech site any where. Saying that its because of Windows is complete BS, all those sites are using windows too.
Opteron > Xeon
As far as proven, it's not in the real world. Plenty of numbers to back that up, tour any large data center you wish, you won't find any out there (faster is not always better.) I'm saying that Microsoft (my former employer) is a close bedfellow ith HP, and Microsoft creates code, and runs mainly on HP servers, which are entirely Intel based. Hence the software is written for the system of preference.
The other big issue, and probably the reason why we have 10 floors of Intel here is that AMD will not guarentee what's refered to as 4 9's system. Meaning that in any given month Intel guarentees only 4 min of downtime due to any type of CPU issue.
In general I can count the times in the last year that our core datacenter has lost a proc anywhere, I think about twice.
Also two proc servers are considered small bones, Intel is giving 8 and 16 way systems now with support for very large amounts of ram. It's a bridge AMD has never crossed since their market is more "home pc" than anything else. It's just an observation, but I work with many of the bigger companies out there with huge data centers, and none of them have any AMD. It's just not yet caught on as "server class" stuff.
I am politely saying, that AMD has a LOOOONG way tpo go before they can stab at Intels stronghold on the server world.