notes on new power mac (was Re: clusters v SMP)

Joachim Worringen joachim at lfbs.RWTH-Aachen.DE
Wed Jan 30 15:02:21 EST 2002


James Cownie wrote:
> 
> > so basically, if you want near-commodity 64b pointers, you're
> > screwed.  at least if/until AMD does their hammer series...
> 
> Sun would probably disagree.
> 
> A SunBlade 100 workstation with a 500MHz UltraSPARC-IIe, 128MB and a
> 20GB disk and lists at $950.

And offers 2GB maximum memory and 32-bit PCI. No, I don't think has
anything serious to offer for beowulf-style clustering. It's not their
market as they see it - maybe they are missing something?

  Joachim    

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