[Beowulf] Westmere EX
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Wed Apr 6 17:39:19 PDT 2011
> 10 core Westmere EX on an eight socket box = 80 cores
> These would be a very nice machine.
shrug. does anyone have serious experience with real apps on manycore
machines? (I'm familiar with SGI boxes, where 80 is fairly ho-hum,
but they're substantially more exotic/rare/expensive.)
I bet there will be 100x more 4s servers build with these chips than 8s.
and 1000x more 2s than 4s...
a friend noticed something weird on intel's spec sheets:
notice it says 32GB max memory size. even if that means 32GB/socket,
it's not all that much.
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm already bored with core counts ;)
these also seem fairly warm (130W), considering that they're the fancy
new 32nm process and run at modest clock rates...
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