We are looking at getting a server for running postgresql. Only postgresql,
a dedicated machine. Since we know FreeBSD very well, we plan on using it
as the OS.
We have an offer for an IBM server, x3650, with 2 * DC Intel Xeon 5160,
Raid with two clusters, one for database and one for xlog. Loads and loads
Now, I hear rumors that AMD is to be preferred over Intel for performance
reasons. Any comments on that? Are we better off getting AMD processors,
when running Unix?