Athlon MP vs Athlon XP

Eric Kuhnke eric at fnordsystems.com
Mon Nov 5 17:41:38 EST 2001


Of course, if an AthlonXP used in a dual-processor board ever dies, you
can always say to AMD "Yes, we were using it in a
#NAME_OF_SINGLE_PROCESSOR_MOTHERBOARD, and it randomly died".

It's pretty rare for a CPU to fail by itself, 99.9% of the time it's the
result of a heatsink fan failing, or the heatsink somehow coming loose
from the socket.  the 00.1% is power surges, lightning strikes, and things
like that...


Eric Kuhnke
Lead Engineer / Operations Manager
Fnord Datacenter Systems Inc.
eric at fnordsystems.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-admin at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-admin at beowulf.org]On
> Behalf Of Judd Tracy
> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 11:58 AM
> To: Mikhail Kuzminsky
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: Athlon MP vs Athlon XP
>
>
>
> My understanding is the only difference is that they are tested and
> guaranteed to work in MP configurations.  AMD has said that
> they will not
> replace processors that do not work in MP configs unless they are MP
> certified.
>
> On Mon, 5 Nov 101, Mikhail Kuzminsky wrote:
>
> >     Dear colleagues,
> >
> > I think about buying of Tyan S2460 motherboards for Beowulf.
> > According the data I have, Athlon XP (Palomino core) microprocessors
> > can work successfully w/this mobos.
> >
> > But there is also Athlon MP microprocessors w/same Palomino core
> > w/same OPGA package w/same voltages and w/same frequencies beginning
> > from 1333 (1500+). They costs, as I understand, higher than
> corresponding
> > MP models.
> >
> > Sorry, what is the difference between MP and XP chips ? Both,
> > if my source was correct, supports cache coherence.
> >
> > Yours
> > Mikhail Kuzminsky
> > Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
> > Moscow
> >
> >
> >
> >
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