Tag Archives: Hardware Selection

Choosing a Mobile Workstation

I get a lot of e-mail and Twitter requests for advice about what laptop someone should buy. I don’t mind this too much (I actually sort of like it, to be honest), but it probably makes some sense to summarize … Continue reading

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Two Socket Database Servers vs. Four Socket Database Servers

Fujitsu has submitted a new TPC-E benchmark for a two socket, Sandy Bridge-EP system that had a tpsE score of 1,871.81.  It is no real surprise that this system is using the very capable Intel Xeon E5-2690 processor, which has … Continue reading

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