[Beowulf] Benchmark between Dell Poweredge 1950 And 1435

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 08:33:09 PST 2007

Those benchmarks are quite interesting and I wonder if I interpret them at
all correctly.
It would seem that the Intel outperforms it's advantage in clockspeed (1/6th
faster, but ballpark 1/3 better performance?) so the question would be
performance gain per dollar cost (which is fine); however, for that heart
simulation towards the end, it looks like the AMD scales up with increasing
nodecount enormously better, and with several nodes actually outperforms the
faster Intel.
Should I guess at relatively poor performance of the networking on the
motherboard used with the intel chip or does that have anything to do with
the CPU itself?
Of course I myself am not much of an electronics geek. All I know is that
copper is porous and electrons are reallly, really tiny billiard balls, but
I don't understand where the cue stick is at all.

On 3/8/07, Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Mar 2007 at 12:20pm, Juan Camilo Hernandez wrote
> > I would like to know what server has the best performance for HPC
> systems
> > between The Dell Poweredge 1950 (Xeon) And 1435SC (Opteron). Please send
> me
> > suggestions...
> >
> > Here are the complete specifications for both servers:
> >
> > Poweredge 1435SC
> > Dual Core AMD Opteron 2216 2.4GHz
> > 3GB RAM 667MHz, 2x512MB and 2x1GB Single Ranked DIMMs
> >
> > Poweredge 1950
> > Dual Core Intel Xeon  5130 2.0Ghz
> > 2GB 533MHz (4x512MB), Single Ranked DIMMs
> Here are some benchmarks I did on similar (though non-Dell) systems:
> http://www.duke.edu/~jlb17/optxeon.pdf
> --
> Joshua Baker-LePain
> Department of Biomedical Engineering
> Duke University
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