[Beowulf] AMD Roadrunner open compute motherboard

Ellis H. Wilson III ellis at cse.psu.edu
Wed Jan 16 15:39:56 PST 2013


On 01/16/2013 05:55 PM, Douglas J. Trainor wrote:
>
> On Jan 16, 2013, at 3:49 PM, Kilian Cavalotti<kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com>  wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 7:20 PM, Hearns, John<john.hearns at mclaren.com>  wrote:
>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/16/amd_roadrunner_open_compute_motherboard/
>>> Class, discuss.
>>
>> Targeted version for HPC: 4 DIMM per CPU... Yeah sure. It's well known
>> HPC workloads don't need memory.
>> I'll pass, thanks.
>
> HPC workloads don't need memory?!  Sure, maybe for trivial stuff or clever problem decompositions, but in general, false.

I could be wrong, but I read Kilian's email as having a heavy dose of 
sarcasm applied...

Best,

ellis


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