[Beowulf] Xeon D systems? (and 10G in general)

Gerald Henriksen ghenriks at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 09:56:56 PDT 2015

On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:49:48 -0300, you wrote:

>I'm not sure of what to make of this new Xeon, especially because it 
>cuts right through the E3-1200 series, as you can see in the link that 
>John provided, but may I speculate a little with two possibilities:
>- Intel is phasing out the E3-1200 series
>( Unlikely, IMHO )
>- Intel is beefing up its [def|off]ensive options against ARMv8, 
>especially after Cray and Lenovo announced tests with Cavium's Thunder-X 
>	http://www.eweek.com/servers/cray-to-evaluate-arm-chips-in-its-supercomputers.html
>	http://www.theplatform.net/2015/02/27/prototype-arm-clusters-muscle-hpc/
>Any other bet ?

Don't know enough about Hadoop, but it almost seems designed for it.
The 10G network would help with both getting data onto the drives, and
then with the distributed file system, and the systems will be mostly
I/O bound so you don't need the greatest CPU.

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