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How fast is a server to a Desktop

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I have a old Pentium 2.5 Ghz Machine I use for surfing Net. I am just
curious to know how much faster are the Server Machines are.

Say they are 8 Core/ 16 Core??? What is the Max cores Modern Server
has. And How much fast they are than my Single Core Machine.

I need this information because currently I run my code on a Client
Machine. I want to know how fast It will become if I put the code on
Servver which uses Threads for Multi Tasking and Just outputs the
results from the Server.

Will it be 10-20 Times faster than Ordinary Client Machines?

Bye
Sanny
Feb 21 '08 #1
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Sanny wrote:
Will it be 10-20 Times faster than Ordinary Client Machines?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

My server is a Dual 1GHz Pentium III, 512 MB RAM. Fast enough for most
purposes.

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Feb 21 '08 #2

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Sanny wrote:
I have a old Pentium 2.5 Ghz Machine I use for surfing Net. I am just
curious to know how much faster are the Server Machines are.

Say they are 8 Core/ 16 Core??? What is the Max cores Modern Server
has. And How much fast they are than my Single Core Machine.

I need this information because currently I run my code on a Client
Machine. I want to know how fast It will become if I put the code on
Servver which uses Threads for Multi Tasking and Just outputs the
results from the Server.

Will it be 10-20 Times faster than Ordinary Client Machines?

Bye
Sanny
I'd suggest you ask this in a hardware related newsgroup. Nothing in
your question is about either java or php programming.

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Feb 21 '08 #3

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Sanny wrote:
I have a old Pentium 2.5 Ghz Machine I use for surfing Net. I am just
curious to know how much faster are the Server Machines are.

Say they are 8 Core/ 16 Core??? What is the Max cores Modern Server
has. And How much fast they are than my Single Core Machine.

I need this information because currently I run my code on a Client
Machine. I want to know how fast It will become if I put the code on
Servver which uses Threads for Multi Tasking and Just outputs the
results from the Server.

Will it be 10-20 Times faster than Ordinary Client Machines?
It really depends on many things.

I found that of the two headless linux servers I have built in the last
couple of years, the biggets difference was having a SATA disk on the
newer one.

Neither run into memory or CPU issues to serve small amounts of pages .
Both have around 512Bytes RAM only.
Fast processors are popular because people run BIG graphically intense
desktops.

They are probably a waste of money in a headless server.
Bye
Sanny
Feb 21 '08 #4

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On 21 Feb, 06:29, Sanny <softta...@hotmail.comwrote:
I have a old Pentium 2.5 Ghz Machine
???!!! old?
I use for surfing Net. I am just
curious to know how much faster are the Server Machines are.
Methinks you're confused about what a server is. Being a server does
not convey special powers to a PC - in fact a server build will oten
have a cheapo graphics card which will make some applications run
slower than a lower spec machine with a better graphics card.
Will it be 10-20 Times faster than Ordinary Client Machines?
It very much depends on lots of factors. If you are currently having
performance problems then say so - and explain what you've done to
isolate the bottlenecks.

C.
Feb 22 '08 #5

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Sanny wrote:
I have a old Pentium 2.5 Ghz Machine I use for surfing Net. I am just
curious to know how much faster are the Server Machines are.
It depends...
>
Say they are 8 Core/ 16 Core??? What is the Max cores Modern Server
has.
Lots, no lots and lots. Actually even more than that, lots and lots and lots.
Personally the most processors I've had access to in a single machine is 128.
But given that those processors were rather aged (by modern terms) MIPSIII
running in the region of 200MHz, your system might run your code faster unless
you are an expert at parallel programming.
And How much fast they are than my Single Core Machine.
The processors? Probably slower on an individual basis.
>
I need this information because currently I run my code on a Client
Machine. I want to know how fast It will become if I put the code on
Servver which uses Threads for Multi Tasking and Just outputs the
results from the Server.

Will it be 10-20 Times faster than Ordinary Client Machines?
Well, that all depends. It depends on:

a) the number of processors
b) the speed of those processors
c) how many of those processors your code is able to utilize simultaneously
d) the OS, and whether it is able to schedule the threads in your code across
the available processors/cores.
e) how many other processes are running on the server, competing with your code.
f) how long the piece of string is you are currently measuring.

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Feb 22 '08 #6

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On Fri, 22 Feb 2008 04:07:43 -0800 (PST), "C.
(http://symcbean.blogspot.com/)" <co************@gmail.comwrote,
quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :
>Methinks you're confused about what a server is. Being a server does
not convey special powers to a PC - in fact a server build will oten
have a cheapo graphics card which will make some applications run
slower than a lower spec machine with a better graphics card.
In fact most servers in farms don't even have a dedicated mouse,
keyboard or screen.
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Feb 22 '08 #7

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Roedy Green wrote:
In fact most servers in farms don't even have a dedicated mouse,
keyboard or screen.
And these days even VGA and PS/2 ports are becoming increasingly rare.
(Blade servers tend not to have them, rack servers usually do though.)

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[Geek of HTML/SQL/Perl/PHP/Python/Apache/Linux]
[OS: Linux 2.6.17.14-mm-desktop-9mdvsmp, up 24 days, 21:08.]

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Feb 23 '08 #8

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Roedy Green wrote:
With oil over $100 a barrel and electricity costs scheduled to rise, it
will pay to replace monster energy pig servers with energy efficient
ones.
A lot of non-database servers could probably stand to use flash memory
instead of conventional magnetic disk drives.

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[Geek of HTML/SQL/Perl/PHP/Python/Apache/Linux]
[OS: Linux 2.6.17.14-mm-desktop-9mdvsmp, up 24 days, 21:10.]

Bottled Water
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Feb 23 '08 #9

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