Fastest Intel Processors
daniel.pfenniger at obs.unige.ch
Fri Jan 11 13:42:11 EST 2002
astroguy at bellsouth.net wrote
>I really think this Ghz. goobly-gook is way over rated. I think, if you look more >closley at the problem, the
> key to superior proformance is in the found in the actual construction or >architecture of the processor.
> The Itanium, for example only runs at 733 Mghz but it has (on die) 2meg of >cashe on the L-2... The
> Alpha, in its previous incarnation ran at only 233 but did 64 bit processing... >Quite amazing actually.
The key to superior performance in Beowulf clusters is to compare the
performance/*cost* for your application. For the moment Alpha and
especially Itanium solutions appear too expensive.
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