Installing Solaris on an x86 machine and other performance issues
Posted on 2003-10-21
I'm very new to Solaris and please pardon me if my question sound stupid.
Can we install SUN Solaris (8 or 9) on an Intel x86 based machine. I know that x86 version of Solari is available, but my question is is there any particulay hardware compatibility is required for the installation.
I am planning to run a process which was running on a SUN Fire 286R server with 1.4 GHz Dual Processor, 8 MB Cache per CPU, 2 GB RAM, and 72 GB of HDD. Since the SUN hardware is expensing I am planning to run the same process on an Intel based machine with Solaris installed in it. Whut I am bothered about is the performace factor. Will the 8 MB Cache per processor in the Fire Blade make big difference if I'm using x86 based machine where the cache is only 512 K ???
Suppose, the process I'm running in the SUN Fire Blade 28R Server will take approx 2 hours to process 2 MB of Data (Text File), what will be the performace if I install solaris on a x86 based machine with following configuration following configuration:
2 x Intel Xeon 2.4 GHZ processor
2 GB HDD
36 GB HDD
Hope to hear from some of you experts soon.
Thanks in advance