[Beowulf] Westmere EX

Peter Kjellström cap at nsc.liu.se
Wed Apr 6 08:41:18 PDT 2011

On Wednesday, April 06, 2011 12:58:12 pm Hearns, John wrote:
> 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?
> John Hearns | CFD Hardware Specialist | McLaren Racing Limited
> McLaren Technology Centre, Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4YH, UK

The HP DL980 is an 8 socket EX box but it's not glue-less (it uses HPs own 
numa interconnect). If you stuff 'em full of dimms then they're probably 
competitive with the 4 socket 580 (assuming the 980 uses 8G dimms instead of 
16G for the 580...).


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