diep at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 19 04:01:19 PST 2012
On Nov 19, 2012, at 9:19 AM, Duke Nguyen wrote:
> Thanks for your very honest advice! Unfortunately it is not similar
> situation like in US, where we can find companies with appropriate
> services to help and assist us. In Vietnam, where we are now, cluster
> systems are already rare. In fact Intel is helping Vietnamese
> to build a first, big HPC cluster:
"The initial phase (2012-2015) of the partnership entails building
the HPC research center and deploying a 30-teraflop system, powered
by Intel processors."
Hmm by 2015 that should be 8 Xeon Phi "next generation II", or worst
case 16 cards Xeon Phi "Next Generation"
In case of 8 Xeon Phi next generation, that fits easily at 1
motherboard with a few risercards.
Knowing Xeon Phi right now is around a $2500 roughly, Intel can
easily deliver this entire system i guess for around 8 * 2500 = $20k.
"the second phase, which would run to 2020, will involve a system
upgrade to a 200-teraflop machine. The release goes on to state that
That's roughly factor 6 more than planning for 2015. Using Moore's
Law we've had in 5 years time : 5 / 1.5 = more than 3 doublings of
transistors, so that's roughly factor 12.
So this press release planning doesn't really follow Moore's Law.
It's not a 'closing the gap' press release,
> Not to mention that the service's price, if available in Vietnam,
> be far beyond our funding. Last, but not least, we are kind of
> and learning for ourselves, so I prefer to learn (the hard way) :D.
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