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    Knowing Server computing power

    Hi,

    I've a lot of Intel servers at the company I work in, they all have Linux OS.
    I need to know how can I compare between servers in a aspect of computing strength.
    which server is better? when comparing between servers, what are the details I check?

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    Re: Knowing Server computing power

    Hi,

    "Which xxx is better?" is a vague question.
    Its as vague as asking: "Which car is better?"

    You need to find out on your won which items are important for you.
    * is it "fast resonse time"
    * is it high data voulme over ethernet
    * is it more related to HDD access, with multiple small packets or a few big packets of data
    * is it processing video streams
    * is it lots of huge database access? On SRAM or HDD or SSD?

    There are lot of jobs that (maybe) your server has to do. Nobody can tell where the bottleneck in your system lies. Processing power, ethernet, HDD or anything else.

    There will be a lot of tools that can show you the load factor of the different parts/sections in your server.

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    Re: Knowing Server computing power

    Quote Originally Posted by KlausST View Post
    Hi,

    "Which xxx is better?" is a vague question.
    Its as vague as asking: "Which car is better?"

    You need to find out on your won which items are important for you.
    * is it "fast resonse time"
    * is it high data voulme over ethernet
    * is it more related to HDD access, with multiple small packets or a few big packets of data
    * is it processing video streams
    * is it lots of huge database access? On SRAM or HDD or SSD?

    There are lot of jobs that (maybe) your server has to do. Nobody can tell where the bottleneck in your system lies. Processing power, ethernet, HDD or anything else.

    There will be a lot of tools that can show you the load factor of the different parts/sections in your server.

    Klaus
    Hi,
    I'm talking about running scripts based on Python and GUI's based on Java which eats a lot of memory.
    I don't use graphics.
    So it is a huge database access to "HDD and SSD".



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    Re: Knowing Server computing power

    Most versions of Linux have a system monitor program that advise you on network throughput, memory usage, disk usage and CPU load factors. The old real way to see which is best is to run the same program on each of them and use the system monitor to see which copes most easily.

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    Re: Knowing Server computing power

    Quote Originally Posted by betwixt View Post
    Most versions of Linux have a system monitor program that advise you on network throughput, memory usage, disk usage and CPU load factors. The old real way to see which is best is to run the same program on each of them and use the system monitor to see which copes most easily.

    Brian.
    I don't have time to test my servers.
    all what I need to know which server can actually serve me better in terms of running programs.



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