[Beowulf] AMD 6100 vs Intel 5600

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Thu Apr 1 15:26:35 PDT 2010

On 04/01/2010 11:21 AM, Bill Broadley wrote:
> On 04/01/2010 05:34 AM, Jerker Nyberg wrote:
>> I just ordered two desktop systems with Intel i7-860 2.8 GHz QC and 16
>> GB RAM for evaluation, to run as computation nodes for our CPU-bound
>> batchlike application. I'll figure out the performance/price later but
>> it seems to be significantly better than Xeons from the same vendor. It
>> feels like 15 years ago all over again.
> At least the premium is smaller these days. i7-860 has a market price of
> around $280. The equiv xeon is 2.66 GHz and costs $270 and supports ECC.

So the "premium" now may be the difference between a simple tower case 
and PS and a nice high density rack configuration.

Orion Poplawski
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