[Beowulf] Re: Athlon64 / Opteron test
moor007 at bellsouth.net
Thu May 13 15:01:47 PDT 2004
I forgot to respond about Opteron vs Athlon 64...
I have an Athlon 64 laptop and have not been particularly impressed with it
as I have the Opterons. The Athlon 64 does have some serious thermal
issues. Now, I must caveat that statement by saying that it is one of the
mobile processors. (Athlon64 3400+). I run a dual boot with Suse
Professional for AMD64 and Win2K. I get OK performance when running alpha
and beta codes on the linux side. Linux reports the processor as an 800 MHz
CPU. It seems to get better performance under Win2K... I do not know that it
does, it is just my perception.
My recommendation is to spend your money on opterons when choosing between
them and Athlon64.
Chief Scientist, TCG
> In order to do the test, we have no doubt about the OS: Red Hat
> Enterprise 3, but we are a bit confused about the harware of choice:
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