[Beowulf] HP redstone servers

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 10 17:23:46 PST 2011


On Nov 10, 2011, at 6:04 PM, Mark Hahn wrote:

>> Who would anyone be interested in buying this at this huge price with
>> as far as i can see 0 advantages.
>
> it's for memcached.  it's not for chess.
>
> I'm not sure how HPC-friendly the current rev is, in that it has  
> fairly
> limited-seeming memory bandwidth.  The most interesting aspect
> is the onchip networking (5-degree 10Gb).

It's eating too much power and too expensive for telecom networking  
i'd guess.

They always speak about power in telecom, but all examples i have  
there is that price
dominates everything there. Power constraints soon get dropped when  
eating more power
is cheaper.

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