On Tue, 2003-11-11 at 18:32, Chris Field wrote:
> We are getting ready to spec out a new machine and are wondering about
> the wisdom of buying a quad versus a dual processor machine.  Seing as
> how postgres in not a threaded application, and this server will only be
> used for log/transaction analysis (it will only ever have a few large
> queries running).  Is there any performance to be gained, and if so is
> it worth the large cost?  Any thoughts/experience are much
> appreciated...

Since you're asking the question, I'll assume you don't have CPU
intensive queries or monstrous loads.

I'd probably invest in a Quad system with 2 chips in it (2 empty
sockets) and put the difference in funds into a few extra GB of Ram or
improved IO.

In 6 months or a year, if you start doing longer or more complex
queries, toss in the other 2 chips. So long as you don't hit a memory
limit, it'll be fine.

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