Am 2018-10-30 15:53, schrieb Simon Matter: > Still I wasn't sure how to compare the real life speed of POWER9 > compared > to something like the AMD EPYC 7601. It probably depends on the workload. > And then, will everything work smooth > on POWER the same way it does on the AMD? AFAIK, there were a lot of microcode-updates from AMD to fix bugs in the first batches of Threadripper and Epyc. It was not smooth sailing from the very beginning. > POWER seems still not a first > preference arch for CentOS, so how would it impact us? Is it smart to > add > another CPU arch if we still have to run some X86 code, like in our > case > SAP MaxDB (which is also available for AIX on POWER but not Linux on > POWER)? > > In the end we decided for AMD EPYC but kept the POWER thing in mind. > Now > that IBM announces the purchase of RedHat it just reminded me that this > could become interesting again in the future. Let's see how it goes.