[Beowulf] dual core intel/amd

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Fri Apr 29 01:18:14 PDT 2005

Mark Hahn <hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca> writes:

>> It's so much faster for opteron, it's no longer a compare. It's a jet
>> aircraft versus a propellor aircraft competing for speed.
> it's traditional to use automobiles when making asinine and vapid cpu comparisons.

Also, I can't resist pointing out that a propeller-driven Grumman F8F Bearcat
has made 850 km/h, while a jet BAE 146 has a measly 640 km/h top speed. 8^)

Leif Nixon                       -            Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre    -      Linkoping University

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