Boards for Fastest Intel Processors

Craig Tierney ctierney at hpti.com
Fri Jan 11 13:34:58 EST 2002


Not sure on the availability.  Even if I did know, it would
be NDA.  The serverworks chipset, Grand Champion HE, looks very
promising.  PCI-X, uses DDR-RAM, had 6.4 GB/s memory bandwidth.
The i860 chipset has 3.2 GB/s.  Each P4 and Xeon is said to
drive 3.2 GB/s.  If Supermicro puts the HE chipset on the dual
board which I think is going to happen I am going to drool.

The current Xeon at 1.7 Ghz puts up a great fight with Alpha 
833 Mhz chips when you use the right compiler.  Performance of
the Xeon is only about 20% slower but at 1/4 the cost.  Increased
cache and the increase in the memory bandwidth for the P4 in a dual setup
will be better for my codes than Alpha.  Your codes may vary.

Craig


On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 10:46:00AM -0600, Steven Timm wrote:
> Does anyone have any recommendations on what type of dual Xeon
> motherboard to get to be able to run these new 2.2 GHz processors?
> I have heard a lot about the Supermicro boards but am suspect due
> to problems with several earlier versions of Supermicro PIII boards.
> 
> Is there any word on when Intel will be releasing their new
> board with the native Intel chipset instead of a Serverworks chipset?
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
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> 
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Craig Tierney wrote:
> 
> > The 2.2 Ghz cpus have just been released.  This generation
> > of cpu is built at 0.13 microns and has twice as big of a
> > L2 cache (512 KB).   These are the single processor versions.
> > The Xeon (smp) chips should follow shortly (I am guessing).
> > Go look at the roadmaps at www.theregister.co.uk.  They tend to
> > be accurate.
> >
> > I have not heard that there is a problem with the 2.0 Ghz.  Is
> > it a problem with RedHat or the Linux kernel specifically?  We
> > had no problems with the 1.7 Ghz Xeon chips, but they are not the
> > 2.0 Ghz that you are talking about.
> >
> > Craig
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 07:03:35AM -0800, Rob Simac wrote:
> > >   What is the fastest Intel processors available to the public?  Have
> > > the 2.0 Ghz been released?  I have also heard rumors that the 2.0 Ghz
> > > has problems running with Red Hat 7.1.  Has anyone else heard this?
> > >
> > >                       Ciao,
> > >                            Rob.
> > >
> > > ======================================================
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> > > <mailto:rsimac at thermawave.com>
> > > ======================================================
> > > "Remember this, foolish mortals, when ye stare headlong into the
> > > mind-paralyzing void, the inky black nothingness of existence, the
> > > hellish yawning maw of the abyss -- it's pretty damn dark, so give it a
> > > few minutes for your eyes to adjust."
> > >                           Frank M. Carrano, Branford, Conn.
> > >                           (Bulwer-Lytton Writing Contest Runner-up)
> >
> >
> >
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