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: Re: Anonymouser - Slowaris
by Anonymouser on Mon 3rd Jan 2005 00:07 UTC


"As far as I can tell, just the processor is the bottleneck (perhaps the OS?)."

Solaris scales really really well. It sacrifies a little single-threaded performance in favor of near-linear scaling on SMP and under load.

"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."

Using profiling tools is the developer's responsibility. Should the administrator be expected to care about which functions in your program should be optimized? In the case of profiling the SQL query itself, it is useful to get the help of the DBA, though.

"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..."

A 1400% difference in query speed? This performance difference should be a red flag to investigate your configurations from the OS on up, because there is something very wrong with how your servers are set up. There must be some caching going on that you don't know about on your PC.