[Beowulf] Building new cluster - estimate

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Tue Jul 29 21:31:54 PDT 2008

>> 5100+ddr2 is perfectly viable.  fbdimms, after all, just a wrapper/extender
>> that introduces more latency with the claim of higher capacity (they
>> contain
>> ddr2 or ddr3 inside the memory-buffer interface.)
> Some info re specific motherboards with Intel 5400 chip set that support
> DDR2 would be very welcome.

why are you fixed on the 5400?  it is, afaikt, fbdimm-specific,
though the 5100 supports ddr2.

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