Xeon as a worthwhile platform? (clarification ;) )
Wed, 9 Apr 2003 19:55:29 -0700 (PDT)
Sorry - just to be clear, I do see the Pentium info on the speed charts, but I
don't see anything specifically in regards to Xeons and that's what I'm asking
about. Do the differences between the processors matter to anything other than
--- Joe R <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 19:49:30 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Joe R <email@example.com>
> Subject: Xeon as a worthwhile platform?
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Hi, folks - I'm new to the list, but I haven't seen this question so I
> I'd ask. I am in the middle of a project using GMP and my hardware is
> pitifully slow. I've run through the GMP speed charts and I don't see any
> regarding Xeons as compared to other CPUs. Since Itaniums are darned
> and Alphas are going out of style (please correct me if I'm wrong - it seems
> like fewer and fewer Alpha-based platforms are being created), I'd probably
> consider Pentium/Xeon hardware next. Any comments? Note that I'll be using
> the MPFR code a lot, so anything specifically regarding that code is
> I'm also planning on using FreeBSD 4.8 on whatever hardware I do buy. I've
> been running well on this release so far and I see no reason to change now.
> However, any input on this is welcome, too.
> Thanks for your help - hope this isn't too broad a question ;)
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