[Beowulf] A sea of wimpy cores

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 10:52:25 PDT 2010


why would you want to run ram that is slower then the motherboard supports
anyway? i dont see any advantages of doing that. isnt the whole point to try
and speed up the calculation process?

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM, Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:

> I'm sure that some BIOSes have that kind of feature, but none of the
> ones that I'm currently using do.
>
> On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 08:06:39AM +0200, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
> > Greg correct me if im wrong but cant you put in the memory which is
> > compatible with the system and slow the memory bus down via the bios?
> >
> >
> > > * On x86, it's not hard to slow down the memory system by reducing the
> > > # of channels, putting in slow memory, or adding more devices such
> > > that the bus slows down. And sometimes it's possible to get the same
> > > cpu with ddr2 and ddr3.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --
> > Jonathan Aquilina
>



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Jonathan Aquilina
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