You guys seem smart. Here's some questions:
0. Suppose you had an application that ran on a dual pentium server.
Then you migrated it to a quad Xeon server. You notice that the
application exhibits no increase in speed for a length batch process.
What do you conclude?
1. This application uses java. On the quad xeon system, for a field in
a database that is type float, for a certain percentage of imported
records shows an odd point displacement -- so 275.5 in a csv file
becomes 0.002755 in the database. But only for 1% of the records. On
the dual pentium system, there is no such problem.
What could be the reason?