Newbie who needs help!

Eray Ozkural (exa) erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr
Fri Jul 6 11:42:47 EDT 2001


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On Friday 06 July 2001 17:39, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>
> A pretty generous budget for an eight node operation based on Intel or
> AMD, depending on what kind of networking the application needs.  I
> spent only $15K on a 16 node beowulf equipped with 1.33 GHz cpus
> (including the Home Depot heavy duty shelf:-).  Duals are actually
> generally cheaper on a per-CPU basis, although if you get large memory
> systems the cost of memory goes up very quickly.

Not every application benefits from duals. The performance comes not from the 
number of processors you've got, but from achieving the balance between the 
capacity of cpu, ram, network and disk for your application.

Thanks,

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Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo
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