Subject Re: [firebird-support] Multi CPU machine
Author Martijn Tonies
> A while ago, my business partner and I did some researching into
> The only one we could find (although we didn't speak to Oracle) was IBM's
> IIRC, they priced the DB based on the number of processors that the server
> machine had. I think the figure for a single processor model was of the
> order of US$ 2 000 or so at the time.
> The price for a dual processor DB was of the order of US$ 16 000. I think
> the next step was US$ 35 000 ...
> It's REAL difficult -and expensive - to make a database engine that can
> handle multiple CPUs ...


Although, it should be said, that the "classic" architecture uses multiple
CPUs just fine!

It does require more memory though.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - developer tool for InterBase, Firebird, MySQL & MS SQL
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