AMD 760 MPX ?

Steve Gaudet SGaudet at
Thu Nov 29 10:39:02 PST 2001


> Greetings!  I am currently in the process of upgrading an 
> existing cluster used for course grain processing
> (divide input data file into several chunks and process each 
> chunk on seperate nodes). Each of the current nodes
> is a SuperMicro 6010H (SuperMicro 370DER motherboard, 
> serverworks HE-SL chipset) with 2GB of memory and dual 1Ghz
> Pentium III processors.  I'm looking at a 1U product, the 
> AAPRO 1124 which has a Tyan motherboard with 2GB DDR
> RAM, dual Athlon MP 1800+ processors.  Networking is/will be 
> dual 10/100 FDX NICs in a channel bonded config.
> Does anyone have a feel for how the two systems compare (dual 
> 1Ghz PIII vs dual Athlon 1800+).  Also, will the
> AMD 760 MPX chipset be a significant enough improvement over 
> the AMD 760MP to warrant waiting (how long???).  And
> finally, since my supplier is a Tyan partner, its much easier 
> to get Tyan boards - is Tyan coming out with a AMD
> 760 MPX based dual athlon motherboard?  Inquiring minds want 
> to know!!!

Just in from Tyan.  The 2466 (Tiger) will be available for sampling 
starting next week.  The 2468 (Thunder) will be available most likely 
the beginning of January. 


Steve Gaudet 
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