And the article also predicts results for an AMD Opteron running in dual memory mode, and using an SMP Linux kernel to get up to speed.
According to the piece, IBM has finished DB2 for the native 64-bit mode using Suse Linux.
A prototype four way system running four Opterons only clocks at 1.1GHz but the magazine says the results are already promising.
AMD's Opteron family requires this type of support to become a contender against Intel's Itanium platform, but the article says that first indications are that the Opteron will beat four Xeon MP servers by around 40 per cent or so.
The screenshots run by c't, however, show an 800MHz Clawhammer running a test sample of 1GB of data.
You can find the article, in German, here. µ
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