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What do servers use anyways? OS-wise i mean.
Depends on the hardware, but you can run whatever it supports... Windows Server, Unix, Mac OS X, SunOS/Solaris, etc

I am using AIX as we speak.
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I wish more companies would wait until like 1 month before they release something before announcing it. It would have made this whole R600 debacle a lot less painful...
    
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I wish more companies would wait until like 1 month before they release something before announcing it. It would have made this whole R600 debacle a lot less painful...
HUH? AMD/ATI never "officially" announced R600 until its launch. Almost everything we heard was rumors or unoffical.
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What do servers use anyways? OS-wise i mean.
*nix: Linux, BSD, etc.
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I have one power4 microprocessor. Though I can't use it.
    
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http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/p/hard.../perfdata.html

SPECint2006 Rate [8 Cores]
240 POWER6 (4.7Ghz)
108 Opteron (3.0Ghz)
102 Intel Itanium 2 (1.6GHz)
91.2 Intel Xeon (2.66 GHz)

Opteron
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/...412-00810.html

Itanium
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/...918-00102.html

Xeon
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/...402-00729.html
Itanium has the best performance per clock though.
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Don't even mess with IBM when it comes to server CPUs...
    
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What kind of silicon are they using to get those clocks? The same 65nm SOI as AMD is using? If so, they should teach AMD a bit about getting those clocks that high, especially if it is at the same power consumption as last gen stuff....
    
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http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/p/hard.../perfdata.html

SPECint2006 Rate [8 Cores]
240 POWER6 (4.7Ghz)
108 Opteron (3.0Ghz)
102 Intel Itanium 2 (1.6GHz)
91.2 Intel Xeon (2.66 GHz)

Opteron
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/...412-00810.html

Itanium
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/...918-00102.html

Xeon
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/...402-00729.html
The rate test isnt that accurite, as it measures raw data throughput. What you want is the speed test, which measures actual processing power. That is why the Opteron is ahead of the Xeon and the Itanium, while in reality, it falls behind them.
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What kind of silicon are they using to get those clocks? The same 65nm SOI as AMD is using? If so, they should teach AMD a bit about getting those clocks that high, especially if it is at the same power consumption as last gen stuff....
I believe IBM works with AMD on processes?
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