[LON-CAPA-admin] Dual core/dual processor

Ray Batchelor batchelo at sfu.ca
Fri Sep 29 14:56:47 EDT 2006

The biggest bang for buck would be what?  
Also, is this discussion most relevant for access servers, library servers or 

On Friday 29 September 2006 11:28, Guy Albertelli II wrote:
> Hi Lars,
> > We are expecting to upgrade out server this Fall, and I was wondering
> > about the difference between dual core vs. dual processor. Does one dual
> > core processor give me about the same performance as two single core
> > processors?
> Yes.
> > Is dual processors still recommended with lon-capa?
> lon-capa loves CPUs the more CPUs the more simultaneous users you can
> support.
> We have a couple of dual core dual processor machines in use at MSU
> (and soon will have one quad processor, dual core machine)
> Scaling of number of simultatneous apache processes is (not
> suprisingly) fairly linear. (4 total cores can serve ~4 times as many
> pages per second)

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