>2 p4 processor systems

Steve Gaudet SGaudet at turbotekcomputer.com
Tue Aug 27 16:47:58 EDT 2002


Hello Brian,
 
> > For whatever reason, management has decided that real estate 
> > in the server
> > room is an *extreme* issue.  There are plenty of empty racks, 
> > but hey...what
> > do I know.
> > 
> > After testing, I found a single-cpu p4 system literally did 
> > almost exactly
> > (averaged, less than 1% difference) the same amount as a 
> dual p3 1ghz.
> > 
> > For what ever reason, it has been decided that getting 1U 
> > 6-way p3 1ghz
> > systems at extreme costs would be better than simply 
> getting a dual p4
> > system.   The dual p4 would do 2/3 the work, at 1/7 the 
> cost.  Maybe I
> > didn't take that special math that has caused so many places 
> > so many issues
> > lately, but...that just doesn't make sense to me.
> > 
> > So I'm trying to find out if anyone knows of a 4-way p4 
> > system out there.
> > I'm wanting to bring a couple dual-p4's in here just so 
> > they'll see that the
> > performance far surpases the current per-node performance we 
> > have on our
> > cluster, but...brick wall.  The guy above me agrees with me, 
> > the guy above
> > him won't talk to me about it.  He just gets all excited 
> > about a 6-way p3
> > server in 1u.  Whoopie.
> > 
> > So...help?  Anyone know of any 4-way p4 systems?  And no, 
> amd isn't an
> > option (unfortunately).
> 
> Check out SuperMicro's quad, currently tops out at 1.6Ghz.  
> However, should
> release it with 2Ghz support soon.
> 
> http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/SUPERServer/SuperServer8042.htm

<snip>

One other important note, September 1st, Intel will have a hugh price drop
coming out.

Cheers,


Steve Gaudet 
Linux Solutions Engineer
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