[Beowulf] Westmere EX

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Apr 6 11:00:17 PDT 2011

On Apr 6, 2011, at 12:58 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?

What do you intend to use the machines for?
For a chessprogram they would be great, but none of those guys has  
the cash to pay for these

For financial world it would be a waste of money as well as the  
latency probably will be very very bad.

They seem to get equipped with a max of 512GB ram, not really much  
for those who badly need a lot of RAM,
if we consider the price of such a configured machine.

Same price like a power7.

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