[Beowulf] Better C2D or Quadcore
Jeffrey B. Layton
laytonjb at charter.net
Tue Nov 27 07:00:30 PST 2007
amjad ali wrote:
> I planned to buy 9 PCs each having one Core2Duo E6600 (networked with
> GiGE) to make cluster for running PETSc based applications.
> I got an advice that because the prices of Xeon Quadcore is going to
> drop next month, so I should buy 9 PCs each having one Quadcore
> Xeon (networked with GiGE) to make cluster for running PETSc based
What will you be doing with PETSc? It has lots of options and
type of problems will you be solving?
BTW - I'm still getting some information, but if you drop back to 8
know of an inexpensive 8-port Infiniband switch (SDR). You can also find
inexpensive IB SDR NICs. When you go above 8 ports you have to either
switch to a large switch or start looking at using several tiers of
(the guys at aggregate.org can help there).
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