[Beowulf] Westmere EX

Brice Goglin brice.goglin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 04:05:55 PDT 2011

Le 06/04/2011 12:58, Hearns, John a écrit :
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/05/intel_xeon_e7_launch/
> 10 core Westmere EX on an eight socket box = 80 cores 
> These would be a very nice machine.
> Anyone know if machines like this will be built?
> Do the sockets have enough Quickpath links to create an 8-way topology?

You only have 4 QPI links per sockets, no way to connect the entire graph.

Supermicro already announced such 8-way machines. See their QPI topology
on page 30 of the motherboard manual available at


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