For memory/processor intensive applications then a Dual Core setup
would have a very slight edge. However, in real-world scenario, with
the kind of usage you're likely to be seeing from a DB stand point,
there's going to be little noticeable difference.
There's plenty of stuff around the web for this kind of thing, google
for it. Here's one example,
On 7 Aug 2007, at 10:41, oscar cassetti wrote:
> Hi there !
>> I have to run an e-commerce / booking system based on Ruby on Rails
> and MySQL and OpenVPN.
>> A managed hosting provider offered me two solutions:
>> 1) One dual core AMD opteron 1212 at 2.0GHz
> 2) Two single core AMD opteron 246 at 2.0 GHz
>> The difference is about 70 pounds per month. I read an article on the
> IBM's tech forum that a dual core is 60% faster and one single at
> double speed. But, in my case the two processors have the same speed
> so I was thinking that dual core should be not so different than the
> due single core.
>> Technically I think that for the kernel there should be no difference
> about the tasks' scheduler so I would go for the single core. Any
> advice about this?
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