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SubjectRe: Supermicro X5DL8-GG (ServerWorks Grandchampion LE chipset) slow
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On Sat, 22 Feb 2003 02:43 pm, you wrote:
> > > > 10x 120GB WD HDD, ServerWorks Grand Champion LE.
> > > > I am running RH7.3 with 2.4.20 kernel. The performance of this box
> > > > is about half of an almost identical box (Supermicro X5DP8-G2 mobo,
> > > > E7501
>
> well, I've rarely seen anyone claiming good performance for any SW chipset,
> especially compared to i75xx's.

I wonder where the problem lies? Is it hardware/software?

>
> > Here is a rough comparison of E7500, E7501 and the ServerWorks Chipset:
>
> I don't really understand the column headed "E7500E7501". which is it?
> 7500 (dual PC1600) or 7501 (dual pc2100)?
>
> > | Benchmark | E7500E7501 | ServerWorks | GrandChampion LE |
> >
> > =========================================================================
> >=
> >
> > | Nbench (integer index) | 33.47 | 38.78 | 10.61 |
>
> oh, maybe the headers are just broken? I can readily believe that

You are right, the header is broken.

> 7500 is 33, 7501 is a little higher, and GCLE is a lot lower.
> remember that this benchmark spends most of its time in strcpy/strcmp...
>
> hmm, I'd be curious to see whether lmbench indicates the GCLE's memory
> latency is much higher than Intel's. your hdparm -t score indicates that
> the GCLE doesn't have a memory *bandwidth* problem.

Yeah, I noticed that too, buffer cache read is pretty impressive actually.

I haven't had a chance to run lmbench as it takes about 5 hours to complete.
Will probably do it within these couple of days.

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