[Beowulf] Re: GPU boards and cluster servers.

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Mon Sep 8 14:15:27 PDT 2008

Joe Landman <landman at scalableinformatics.com> writes:
> Prentice Bisbal wrote:
>> I'm sure even in the computer world a similar rule applies. $ = cheap
>> components, $$= better components, etc.
> A Xeon is a Xeon is a Xeon.
> Some RAM DIMM builders use ... ah ... less than spectacular ... parts.
> But peel off some of the carefully applied labels on the tier-1 units
> and you find some ... interesting ... things beneath (usually the
> labels that say you void your warranty if you remove them).

There is considerable difference in quality between different
motherboards, even if all the Xeons you put in them are the same.

Another big price/quality tradeoff: ECC vs. non-ECC memory.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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