I'm trying to gauge CPU performance, comparing chipsets (in general terms if possible).
So if a amazon ec2 'cpu' is:
"One EC2 Compute Unit provides the equivalent CPU capacity of a 1.0-1.2 GHz 2007 Opteron or 2007 Xeon processor. This is also the equivalent to an early-2006 1.7 GHz Xeon processor referenced in our original documentation. "
How would this compare to one of today's CPU's that you can get for $200 at say theplanet or softlayer?
Looking at softlayer's site you can get:
Single Processor Quad Core Xeon 3220 - 2.40GHz (Kentsfield) - 2 x 4MB cache
Single Processor Quad Core Opteron 1354 - 2.20GHz - 2 x 1MB cache
Now is it possible to say, the server from softlayer is x times faster than a 1ghz opteron 2007 version?