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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
>>>>> On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 17:06:29 -0800 (PST), dean gaudet <dean-list-linux-kernel@arctic.org> said:

Dean> On Sun, 23 Feb 2003, David Mosberger wrote:
>> >>>>> On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 14:48:48 -0800 (PST), David Lang <david.lang@digitalinsight.com> said:

David.L> I would call a 15% lead over the ia64 pretty substantial.

>> Huh? Did you misread my mail?

>> 2 GHz Xeon: 701 SPECint
>> 1 GHz Itanium 2: 810 SPECint

>> That is, Itanium 2 is 15% faster.

Dean> according to pricewatch i could buy ten 2GHz Xeons for about
Dean> the cost of one Itanium 2 900MHz.

Not if you want comparable cache-sizes [1]:

Intel Xeon MP, 2MB L3 cache: $3692

Itanium 2, 1 GHZ, 3MB L3 cache: $4226
Itanium 2, 1 GHZ, 1.5MB L3 cache: $2247
Itanium 2, 900 MHZ, 1.5MB L3 cache: $1338

Intel basically prices things by the cache size.

--david

[1]: http://www.intel.com/intel/finance/pricelist/
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