xeon or pentium?

From: peter pilsl (pilsl_at_goldfisch.at)
Date: 01/17/05

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:40:18 +0100

I need a new server for a resource-intense webapplication and wonder if
it pays to buy a xeon or even dual-xeon compared to a standard p4?

The server will run apache2 with most intensive memory-usage (mod_perl),
postgresql8 (sql-server).

I'll put in lot of ram and want to know if it pays the extra money for xeon.

In fact I dont even know if xeon is fully supported under linux? I
think so, but I've never used xeon before.