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How important are large 2nd level CPU caches for J2EE?
Axel van Lil
posted 10 years ago
Intel's latest Xeon CPUs with huge 2nd level caches (e.g. Xeon64 with 8MB 2nd) are up to $8000 more expensive than CPUs clocked at the same speed with 1MB 2nd level cache (see Dell's configurator for example).
Does anyone have experiences/benchmark if these extra $$$ are worth it in typical J2EE application scenarios (DB on different server)?