[ajug-members] Advice/comments on a fast development box
runman at speedfactory.net
Sun Oct 9 11:55:35 EDT 2005
I am looking for any tips/comments/advice on buying a fast machine to do
J2EE on. I am developing in Eclipse and working on large web applications
and it seems that my current box is pretty slow. I am using the one box to
run my database, run whichever AS/Servlets container I need (JBoss, Resin,
or plain old Tomcat), and I try to only recompile whatever has changed and
not the whole thing. I started out with all of my web apps in the same
workspace but since it slowed it down I now only load one at a time and pull
up any other pages in another app individually if I need to refer to them.
I have tried developing on a dual 64-bit Opteron (2.0 GHz) with 2 GB of
memory and on a 3.6 GHz HP laptop with 1 GB of memory and the laptop seems
way faster than the dual box. I have been told that the most important
thing is clock speed and that using 2 processors is irrelevant. Is this
correct ? Is AMD's FX line of processors (2.8 GHz) faster than Intel's P4
(I think around 3.74 GHz) ? Does RAM matter past 1 GB ?? Any opinions of
using a SCSI HD/PCI card vs. a SATA HD through the motherboard ?
I would appreciate any tips / advice / comments. Thanks,
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