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Subject: Opteron vs Xeon: Is there an I/O difference?
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 01:31:17 -0500
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December 29, 2003

Open Magazine - Your strategic guide to Open Source

We end the year off with a bang asking how well can a 64-bit server 
running in 32-bit compatibility mode do on I/O? At openBench Labs, we put 
an Opteron and a Xeon server toe to toe and let the benchmarks fly. See 
why AMD's HyperTransport technology may be the coolest overpass to 
outdistance the old Northbridge/Southbridge interconnect model.

And speaking of cool, this week, we talk to Samba co-founder John 
Terpstra about his hot new book (he's co-editor) The Official Samba-3 HOWTO 
and Reference Guide, and what his next book project is all about. For 
critical network services dealing with Windows, it never hurts to have 
an official how-to guide from Samba experts themselves. 

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The editors of Open magazine