[Beowulf] Nehalem Xeons
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Oct 14 18:40:45 PDT 2008
Ellis Wilson wrote:
> Joe Landman wrote:
>> Kilian CAVALOTTI wrote:
>>> Do you, by any chance, have any substantial performance figure to make
>>> us drool? :)
>> Intel has asked that no benchmarks be published by people with units.
> One wonders why they distributed them in the first place if they didn't
> intend to excite people about their performance prior to releasing them.
They are exciting people. I can tell you its fast. I just can't tell
you how fast.
Its actually pretty good marketing.
> With processors I don't think it's for "debugging" or stability checks
> since that should be well simulated (owing to the high cost of CPU molds
> costs millions itself).
Its for (IMO) grass-roots word of mouth marketing. They want the buzz
to be there. And it is.
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