[Beowulf] Intel quad core nodes?

John Van Workum jdvw at tticluster.com
Tue Oct 9 19:15:36 PDT 2007


I found this article helpful. The author compares the new AMD 2300 quad core
with current Intel quad core  systems.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/13176/1

Regards,
John

On 10/9/07, andrew holway <andrew at moonet.co.uk> wrote:
>
> I was asking a similar question a couple of weeks ago and was unable
> to get a definite answer.
>
> I mostly gathered that amd's decision to build quad core from scratch
> rather than just bolt two duals together has meant that Barcelona is
> basically a bit naff. Lots of innovative stuff in there but not quite
> working properly yet.
>
> The benchmark boys that test these things have said that harpertown is
> worth the wait but I would imagine not as interesting Q2 2008 when AMD
> lick barcelona into something sexy.
>
> I have heard Q4 2008 will bring 32 & 64 core chips. :)
>
> ta
>
> Andy
>
> On 08/10/2007, Barnet Wagman <b.wagman at comcast.net> wrote:
> > I'm moving towards setting up a small cluster (my first), and am
> > thinking about using Intel quad core processors.  However, I'm a little
> > concerned about memory contention.  I'm (tentatively) going to have one
> > processor per node (this appears to be the cheapest way to go), but I
> > still wonder whether four cores will choke Intel's memory architecture.
> > (AMD's Barcelona may be better in this regard, but it doesn't seem to be
> > available yet, at least not through retail channels).
> >
> > I'd like to hear any opinions on this issue.  And if you've used quad
> > core processors, I'd certainly like to hear about your experiences
> > (including which processor you've used).
> >
> > thanks
> >
> >
> > PS I couldn't find any discussion of Intel's quad core processors in the
> > archive, but if I missed one, please point me to it.
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