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FM Server Pentium 4/NT conflict?

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A friend of mine has been running a FMP solution (around 30 files, v5.5, all Wintel machines) via FM Server 5.5, on a NT 4.0 machine (sp 6). He recently switched it from a P3 to a P4 machine, with everything else (OS etc.) identical.

The problem is that now FM is running significantly slower, to the point of being useless. When he takes FM off the machine, it works just fine, but when he puts it back on the problems reappear.

Does anyone have any ideas, suggestions as to what he should look at, consider, etc. to solve this. Many thanks.

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Never mind! smile.gif

It turned out that a backup software package from CA was not playing well with FMP.

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Also real performance is 1.4GHz PIII = 2.2GHz P4.

With P4 you get the benefits with better memory (DDR or RAMBUS) and potential to go to higher frequencies.

And P4 is excellent for divix video.

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In my opinion, the P4 is a good workstation or desktop CPU, but is not best suited as a server. The PIII Xeon is awesome for serving, and the PowerMac G4 dual 1Gig is quite possibly the best server for the money.

But when the Intel Itanium 2 gets cheaper and more mainstream, it will blow everything away with its 3MB L3 cache and 400Mhz system bus giving it 6Gbps bandwidth, as compared to the 133Mhz system bus and 1Gbps bandwidth of the Motorola G4. But the Itanium cant pull about 7 gigaflops like the G4 can (still, Apple calling G4-based systems "supercomputers" is a strech. A Cray made in 1980 can do far more computations)

What do you think?

Ken

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