A collegue was kind enough to run the test set on one of his linux boxes.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.6.15
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_06-b05)
Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.00GHz (with 2MB level2 cache)
2 GB DDR-2 RAM
(“zero” microseconds doesn’t mean “zero time”, it means less than half a microsecond)
|number of transformations done|
|average time for a transformation|
I can’t give any xalan numbers, the individual threads for each case reported numbers that were so wildly different from each other that a sensible “average” wasn’t really possible. Apparently xalan does something weird on this setup.
A nice, fast, modern laptop, and no surprises other than the xalan test: an individual transformation is a lot faster than on a T2000, but on total capacity the T2000 still wins. And again it’s clear that if you’re running a website with a lot of traffic, the T2000 is an excellent choice. Your visitors won’t get the fastest possible response time, but you’ll handle far more visitors for the same amount of dollar investment than if you’re buying the other machines I’ve tested so far. If you’ve only got a few visitors, or each visitor needs the fastest possible response time, don’t pick the T2000. The T2000 isn’t a formula 1 car, it’s an 18-wheeler truck.