The Argument For Single-Socket Servers

Joe Chang wants us to think about socket counts:

It might seem that the 2-socket system continues to be a good choice, as two processors with an intermediate number of cores is less expensive than one processor with twice as many cores. An example is the Xeon Gold 6132 14-core versus the Xeon Platinum 8180 28-core processors. In addition, the two-socket system has twice the memory capacity and nominally twice as much memory bandwidth.

So, end of argument, right? Well, no.

Click through for his argument in favor of single-socket machines for OLTP systems.

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