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

Fabricio Cannini fcannini at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 14:56:18 PDT 2015

On 12-03-2015 13:56, Gerald Henriksen wrote:
> 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
>> chip
>> 	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.

I think you're into something, Gerald:


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