August 27, 2003

Lies, damn lies, and TPC cost reports

Recently the Transaction Processing Performance Council listed a Sun 480 as the leader on the 100GB TPC/H benchmark. At that point the Sun
machine running at 1.05GHz was shown narrowly beating a pair of 2.0 GHz Xeon servers from HP and Dell on both price and performance. Last week a new
HP result using the 2.8GHz Xeon leapfrogged the Sun machine to re-take the lead.


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