[Beowulf] Dell price (was: Register article on Opteron - disagree)

Michael Will mwill at penguincomputing.com
Mon Nov 22 16:43:26 PST 2004

Is this going to be a public place for bidding?

Dell is not that competitive if you compare other vendors latest prices. 
And thats all I want to say about this as a Penguin-employee. Let's keep
the spamm of the list please.

Anybody having done some actual benchmarking to compare the opteron
to an em64t Xeon with 1M cache?  

I have notes from last time I checked http://www.spec.org cpu2000 results, 
where the 533Mhz FSB style Xeon 3.06Ghz 512k cache compared well in 
regards to specint  (16 and 17) and specfp (around 1150) to an Opteron-142 
with its 1M cache. 

An Opteron-144 (1.8Ghz) clocked in at specint 22, specfp 1219. I wonder what
the impact of the longer pipeline of the 1M Xeons will be for these specific
benchmarks - and of course, how relevant they are to HPC.

On Monday 22 November 2004 03:55 pm, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Nicolas Jungers wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-11-22 at 20:37, Mark Hahn wrote:
> >> I seem to be able to buy a functional dual-em64t node from Dell for around
> >> $1K,
> >
> > is this a typo or is it really really a dual em64T from Dell for $1k
> > ???  I plan to buy soon, and that's a price that I cannot ignore. For
> > what I see the list price of the PowerEdge 2800 is around $5-6k for a
> > "functional" configuration.
> the 1850 is more like $1.5K with two 2.8ghz cpus with a useful amount of 
> memory (for me 2GB) it's around $1900.
> > Intrigued,
> > Nicolas
> >
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