Web services reality check

Web services reality check

Summary: QUOTABLE: "Until we see more clarity and unification of Web service standards, then our IT purse strings will stay closed on new investments." --a publishing company security expert who wished to remain anonymous.

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QUOTABLE: "Until we see more clarity and unification of Web service standards, then our IT purse strings will stay closed on new investments." --a publishing company security expert who wished to remain anonymous.

Topic: Tech Industry

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  • G5

    Dual processor 2.5GHz G5 running OSX10.3 (soon to be 10.4).
    Rocks in Photoshop and BLAST searches, and stable as you wish
    your P4 could be. 'nuff said.
    johnnybravo_z
    • Photoshop is a complex beast

      There is no such thing as a single Photoshop benchmark. The G5 processors are very good at some Photoshop tasks while average or inferior on others. A dual 2.5 GHz G5 Mac is way too expensive for most people.
      george_ou
      • re:Photoshop is a complex beast

        it sucks to be them. tell them to get a better job.
        johnnybravo_z
        • Or...

          You could tell them to get a better processor - like a P4 or Athlon64
          toadlife
    • Stable as I wish?

      [i]stable as you wish
      your P4 could be[/i]

      I didn't know that the G5 has managed 101+%
      uptime because that is the only way it could
      possibly be more stable than my P4 was or my
      Athlon64 is. 'nuff said, zealot!
      NonZealot
      • So...what OS is that with?

        Just curious, because I don't think it can be with windows.
        el1jones
        • XP and Linux

          Why don't you think it can be done with Windows?
          You haven't been falling for any ABM FUD
          recently, have you?
          NonZealot
  • Depends

    I found that Seti runs MUCH slower on Windoze with AMD than with Inhell. I believe this to be the case for many Windoze products - because Windoze was compiled for InHell.

    With a product like Gentoo, the CPU differences are compiled into the kernel, and thus would have similar preformance.
    Roger Ramjet
    • Your are right it depends

      Just having a kernel does not change that chips do certain things faster than others. You can not speed up slow steps in a kernel. You must think about the speed of each part of the CPU and memory strucutre. AMD does certain types of math and manipulation faster than P4 chips, but P4 does certain things faster. There is no real winner, just find the things you use you computer for and compare.

      G5 chips are not really that fast nor that great of a chip. It was good, back in the old Power 4 days, but now a little aged.
      donf_z
  • Please tell us!

    You posed a good question in your teaser, and us non-kernal-smart amatures would like to hear more -- not just an ad for some software that gives us data that still does not tell us which does what. The colsest you come to an answer is that one MAY be better for SOME apps than another. If you are going to take on such a good topic, please research and give us some better clues!
    FlufferNS
    • What would you like to know

      First of all, this isn't an "ad" for any software. It is a link to an extremely useful free resource that people can check themselves.

      However, if you have a question about that tool or would like to know more about it, post a question and I'll be happy to answer it for you. What types of applications to you care about?
      george_ou
  • P4

    My experience is that P4 is safe and reliable
    gtrantow