[Beowulf] Westmere EX

Joshua mora acosta joshua_mora at usa.net
Wed Apr 6 17:57:43 PDT 2011

_3D_ FFT scaling will allow you to see how well balanced is the system.

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Received: 07:40 PM CDT, 04/06/2011
From: Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca>
To: Beowulf Mailing List <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Westmere EX

> > 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.
> shrug.  does anyone have serious experience with real apps on manycore
> machines?  (I'm familiar with SGI boxes, where 80 is fairly ho-hum,
> but they're substantially more exotic/rare/expensive.)
> I bet there will be 100x more 4s servers build with these chips than 8s. 
> and 1000x more 2s than 4s...
> a friend noticed something weird on intel's spec sheets:
> notice it says 32GB max memory size.  even if that means 32GB/socket,
> it's not all that much.
> I don't know about everyone else, but I'm already bored with core counts ;)
> these also seem fairly warm (130W), considering that they're the fancy
> new 32nm process and run at modest clock rates...
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