I currently have a server that runs intensive Java and a MySQL databases. Server specs are:
Dual Xeon with HT 2.67GHz (non EMT64)
2GB of DDR reg ecc (PC2100)
2 SATAII hard drives
32bit Windows 2003 server
Average CPU usage 15-50%
Average Memory usage 1.5gigs, 1.5gig page file.
System I am looking to get:
Dual Opteron or dual core opteron (2.2GHz)
4GB of DDR reg ecc (PC3200)
2 SATAII drives (or maybe 2 raptors)
64bit Windows 2003 server
Will be going with Softlayer.
Question is, will the dual opteron be worth the upgrade in terms of performance? Its nice have the 4 threads on the Xeon but the Opterons should still perform better. Also, would I get a noticalbe boost in Java and MySQL performance in 64bit over 32bit?
Since i couldnt edit my first post i had to make another. I just saw i could get a Dual Xeon dual core with HT for around the same price, so in the end having 8 threads instead of the 2 from AMD, or would the AMD setup still out perform it?