I wanted to explain to my boss why we
ought to buy a true server-class machine (with a PII-Xeon-450) to use as a
platform for NT Server 4.0, rather than continuing to use the Dell
Workstation 410 (with a PII-400) we now use. In other words, I need help
justifying the extra cost of the Xeon-PII for typical NT server tasks.
I know that the premium Intel charges for the PII-Xeon is supposedly
for reliability (more strenuous burn-in and testing??), and that it
delivers performance somewhere between the regular PII and a PIII, but
what are some other reasons why this is a better choice?
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processing speed (through the addition of multiple CPUs) should be a major
consideration. This is where Xeons
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