Linked by David Adams on Sat 1st Jan 2005 18:45 UTC, submitted by Somynona
Editorial "Despite its current misadventure with Linux, Sun isn't in the generic desktop computer business. The Java desktop is cool, but it's a solution driven by necessity, not excellence. In comparison, putting Mac OS X on the Sunray desktop would be an insanely great solution for Sun." read the rest macnewsworld.com
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Re: Anonymouser - Slowaris
by pojo on Sun 2nd Jan 2005 21:29 UTC

What are the bottlenecks in your system?

As far as I can tell, just the processor is the bottleneck (perhaps the OS?). It has a nice SCSI Raid, and has a fibre channel connection to our storage devices.

Have you done profiling?

I haven't personally done profiling, that is what we pay our administrators for. She tells me that it is as good as it's going to get.

What about under load? What happens when you throw tens of thousands of queries against it?

It goes slower. We run Informix 9.4, which does a pretty good job. We never really have a huge load. Probably at most we have 20 people accessing the server at one time. However, when it takes 10 seconds to execute the search query on the Slowaris box and 0.700 seconds on the Windows box (my workstation, not a server) with the crappy disk and OS, something is obviously not right.

I've tried arguing with the DBA and the Solaris Administrator, however, they tell me that I just have to live with it (and I do).

In my personal experience, Sun doesn't provide a very good price/performance ratio with their SPARC technology (which is probably why they are beginning to offer more Operteron offerings).

I do love my SunRay though, and I can't wait until sun starts bundling a version of Gnome that is newer than version 2 ;) .