Xeon as a worthwhile platform?
10 Apr 2003 08:09:52 +0200
> 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.
AMD will release their 64-bit processor "Opteron" around April 22.
Maybe you should wait a few weeks to see how that performs? It seems
rather nice at a first glance (huge cache, etc). Tyan also displayed a
dual Opteron motherboard at Cebit, I think.
Although I don't know if any compilers have any /good/ support for it
yet, but that is probably fixed by time.