[Beowulf] Performance of Intel vs AMD compute nodes

andrew holway andrew at moonet.co.uk
Thu Nov 15 10:33:51 PST 2007

I would wait to see the new Intel Seaburg 1600FSB. Combined with the
new harpertowns being released early next year *should* offer
considerably better performance over memory intensive applications for
not much more money (I worked out $400 per dual socket node) It will
have gen2 PCI express which, I have been told by hardware vendors will
let many of the high performance interconnects out of the cage.



On 13/11/2007, Achilles Vassilicos <avassilicos at vortexcoreco.com> wrote:
> Hello list,
> This topic has probably been discussed before.  Still, I would like to hear
> some opinions/input about these specific issues.  In terms of expected
> performance, what is known about the following CPU choices.
> Field of work: CFD
> CPU: Intel 5160 or 5365 (3.0 GHZ) vs. AMD 2222 or 8222 (3.0 GHZ)
> Network: Gigabit Ethernet
> Sockets: 2 per MOBO (there are also some 4-socket MOBO choices)
> Memory: 8 (for dual-core chips) or 4 GB (for quad-core chips) per core
> Thanks in advance,
> Achilles
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