i tested ome isert performace on a Unix v880 server with 8 cpus. and 1 giga memory.
and on my pc - pentium 4 with 1 cpu and 1 disk and win XP

i was astonished to find out that the pc gave me better performace then the Unix. how is that posible?
both are standard edition installs of oracle 9.2.

my only idea is that some configuration need to be done on the unix machine. other then setting the filesysytem_io parameter..
and the shared memory parameters of the soalris in the system file -as specified in the oracle documentation.

does anyone have an idea?