[Beowulf] Slection from processor choices; Requesting Giudence
kus at free.net
Thu Jun 15 06:07:00 PDT 2006
In message from "amjad ali" <amjad11 at gmail.com> (Thu, 15 Jun 2006
>We are going to build a true Beowulf cluster for Numerical Simulation
>Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models at our university. My
>that what is the best choice for us out of the following choices
>processors for a given fixed/specific amount/budget:
> One processor at each of the compute nodes
> Two processors (on one mother board) at each of the compute nodes
> Two Processors (each one dual-core processor) (total 4 cores on
> board) at each compute nodes.
> four processor (on one mother board) at each of the compute nodes.
> Initially, we are deciding to use Gigabit ehternet switch and 1GB of
I've heard many times that memory throughput is extremally important
in CFD and that using of 1 cpu/1 core per node (or 2 single cores
Opteron having independed memory channels) is in some cases better
than any sharing of memory bus(es).
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
>Please guide me that how much parallel programming will differ for
>four choices of processing nodes.
>with best regards:
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