[Beowulf] Finally, a solution for the 64 core 4TB RAM market

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Thu May 28 12:04:35 PDT 2009

>> 2010 is not so far away anymore, and Nehalem-EX will probably be there before
>> Tukwila anyways. It feels like this announcement is a way for Intel to make
>> the Itanium branch less and less appealing.

ia64 has been dead for years.  SGI merely provided the embalming fluid
that kept the corpse from stinking too badly.  but it's still quite dead.

> Given that JuRoPa (the new cluster at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre
> (JSC) : http://www.fz-juelich.de/jsc/juropa ) is scheduled to be in
> production by the end of June, I would say that is more than probable
> that at least for selected (read: really high profile) customers
> Nehalem-EX (and in particular the X5570 model) are already available

that's nehalem-ep, not -ex.

> So I expect large scale availability sometime in Q4 '09...

I still doubt it.  intel officially only says production of n-ex in 2h09.

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