[Beowulf] Intel Quad-Core or AMD Opteron
libo at buaa.edu.cn
Wed Aug 22 06:53:20 PDT 2007
I have got some experience with Intel's Quad-core processors on desktops and servers. They are so cheap, for example, you can buy a Q6600 for only 250 USD and put it on a Intel S3000 motherboard for low-end server. The server perform about double than a old dual Xeon system.
AMD will bring their Quad-core processors, it is not a two dual-core processer as Intel current processor and it is also a new generation architecture. I think there will be much Improvement over current AMD dual-core processors.
Quad-core means not only faster speed, but also cheaper system expenses. It can do much in HPC or HPS areas. Let's enjoy it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ruhollah Moussavi Baygi
To: beowulf at beowulf.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:58 AM
Subject: [Beowulf] Intel Quad-Core or AMD Opteron
As you may be aware of, Intel has reduced the price of its Quad CPUs, dramatically.
Does anyone have any experience using Intel Quad-Core CPUs in a Beowulf Cluster?
Do you prefer these ones over AMD Opteron?
Essentially, are Intel Quad CPUs having really FOUR cores? Are they really 64-bit processors, as Opterons are?
Thanks for any comment on each of my questions.
Ruhollah Moussavi Baygi
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