Are Older Xeon Processors really that fast
Posted on 2005-05-14
I have a Clarion/Topspeed app running on my desktop which performs fine.
My desktop is a P4 3.0Ghz 1 Gig Ram 2 150 SATA HDD drives in stripe mode.
It runs like a dream.
The application starts up in about 4 seconds and I am away.
One of my clients runs this app. on his Server- Dual Xeon P3 900Mhz RAID SCSI HDD. It runs comparitively slowly and takes at least 30 seconds to load the application. He is running this on his Citrix server but for this comparison he is running the application at the server itself. ( It is not noticably slower when running a session anyway).
Processing of records can take up to 20 times longer.
How would these two PC's compare in a benchmark running standard benchmark tests?
I ask this because I am wondering whether my single processor P4 may actually be vastly superior.