What do you guys thing about the P4

Nordwall, Douglas J Nordwall at pnl.gov
Fri Apr 13 10:34:53 EDT 2001


I believe that's really only part of it. The p4 is actually able to use most/all
of the ram speed, so that will make a difference. We have several p3's with
RDRAM that we can run the matrix inversion on easily. I'll see if I can sneak
that in this morning	

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Timm Murray [mailto:admin at madtimes.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 6:35 AM
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: What do you guys thing about the P4
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> Tim Carlson wrote on 4/11/01 2:10 pm:
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> >1.5G P4 with 512 PC800 
> >RDRAM
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> >vs. a dual P3/1G with 512M 
> >PC133 SDRAM
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> I would bet the diffrence is in the memory, not the CPU.  Matrix
> inversion,  AFAIK, is a very memory-intensive job, so using
> RDRAM instead of ol' SDRAM is going to cause major improvements.
> 
> 
> Timm Murray
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