T2 beating Power .. waiting to see results
Not that I don't believe vendors blogs because they are always right, but it is interesting that spec.org site hasn't posted SUN's latest SPECint_rate2006 results. I can't find any new results for the T5440 or the T5240 servers on the actual spec site (sorry, not going to read companies A blog against company B). The only spec info regarding SUN in the month of Jul-09 is the Sun Blade 6048. So are they waiting to post this new info on the spec website?
The only thing I see is the old spec result. I like to compare apples to apples if possible since benchmarks stress the cpu, memory and compiler. So looking at the old results, not sure who would be better. The current info on spec.org website for the Sun T5540 result had twice as much memory than the Power 550 box so if the 550 box had the same amount of memory, would it be faster, slower, I'm not sure. Same thing goes for the T5240, twice as much memory than the Power 520 (even though I would argue why you would buy a low end box like the T5240 or 520 when you could get a Intel Nehalem box from HP, IBM or even SUN for less money).
Does it really matter now? SUN systems road map is cloudy at best so most UNIX shops will be migrating from either HP or IBM. It was nice to have a 3 UNIX vendors competing for customers dollars, but now the sun has faded for SUN.