An Enterprise Database Performance Comparison of the Dell PowerEdge 2950 and the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Server
Computer processor vendors continue to bring out higher performing processors. The latest generation from vendors such as Intel and Sun feature two processor cores in a single chip. But when choosing which server to implement with your database applications, which one will provide superior performance? To examine the enterprise performance of dual-core servers from Dell and Sun, a performance test was conducted. This study compares a 2-node cluster of Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers with the two fastest Xeon 5160 processors against the Sun Fire V490 with four of Sun's fastest UltraSPARC IV+ processors. Download this white paper now to see the results and a detailed analysis of how their performance compares.