[Beowulf] Westmere EX

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Apr 7 05:47:54 PDT 2011

On Apr 6, 2011, at 8:12 PM, Hearns, John wrote:

>> 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
>> machines.
> The Supermicro board which Bruce Goglin refers to is said to support
> 16gbytes DIMMS.
> Quick Google says $944 dollars per DIMM, so $60 000 memory cost for a
> 1024 Gbyte machine,
> plus you can cook your dinner on it.

Except that you can't buy the machine equipped with that for $60k in  
a shop.

512GB equipped 8 socket nehalem-ex (8 core version 2.26Ghz) was  
introduced at $205k,
that's without further equipment such as huge storage, so basic  
configuration when ordered at Oracle.

So this box will probably be $250k or $300k or so?


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