Cluster MOBO suggestions

Mark Hahn hahn at coffee.psychology.mcmaster.ca
Mon Jan 8 16:16:20 EST 2001


> As has been pointed before (Steffen Persvold), it works out that 
> the SW_HE dual boards get about a 35% performance boost over SW_LE 
> when running two stream jobs simultaneously.

35% boost is certainly a good thing.  but notice that even with it,
the board is not any kind of speed demon - at least if bandwidth is 
your main concern.  (for instance, a dirt-cheap duron/kt133/pc133
system beats it on Stream, and a P4/i850/rd800 leave *FAR* behind.)

regards, mark hahn.


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