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faster CPU vs more RAM

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I'm investigation what we need for an up coming project. We will be using DB2 v9 and exploiting its new XML feature. How does a faster CPU or more RAM influence db2 performance
Aug 31 '07 #1
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classically it may be said that any database is living on RAM. More CPU is welcome, but RAM is necessary. (E.g. my first aim to speed up a db2 database is to increase the bufferpool(s).)

Btw., make sure you'll work with the 64bit edition, not the 32 bit because the latter one has some limitations. 32bit system means max. 4 GB address space, from which db2 uses max. 2 GB for bufferpools etc. (See also this article about db2's memory architectures on different system at

Regards, Bernd
Aug 31 '07 #2

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