[Beowulf] Clusters just got more important - AMD's roadmap
DIEP at xs4all.nl
Fri Feb 3 14:24:17 PST 2012
AMD's new roadmap basically says they stop high performance CPU
development. GPU line will continue
also inside cpu's integrated. Total monopoly for intel for
applications needing CPU's as it seems.
That might that companies that need some more CPU crunching no longer
can build cheap 4 socket
machines that have good performance. Knowing usually the topend AMD 4
socket system used to be
just above or under $10k, with doube the core count normally spoken
of what you'd expect at a 4 socket
system, making it, to some extend similar to 8 socket system (be it
with very low clocked cpu's), that will
no longer perform well.
Intel's 8 socket solution at Oracle, the latest one, usually is
around $200k a machine.
So this means that clustering is only cheap choice then.
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