opteron VS Itanium 2

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed Oct 29 22:00:09 EST 2003

> >To sum up, the question is: is the Itanium2 worth the price difference
> >or is the Opteron the best choice?
>  The SpecFP2000 performance difference between the best I2 and best
>  Opteron seems to be about 600 spec points or 40% (~1400 versus ~2000).

which to me indicates that the working set of SPEC codes is a good 
match to the cache of high-end It2's.  this says nothing about It2's,
but rather points out that SPEC components are nearly obsolete
(required to run well in just 64MB core, if I recall correctly!)

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