SH4 & SH5 Clustering
bari at onelabs.com
Sat Aug 2 14:02:45 EDT 2003
It's been a few years since anyone has posted anything here on clusters
using the SH-4.
Does anyone have results or experiences of building systems using the SH-4?
The SH-5 is finally showing up in silicon at 2.8GFLOPS, 400MHz, under
1W/cpu. The caches are small at 32KB yet have a 3.2GB/s peak internal
bus, the SOC's have DDR memory and 32bit/66MHz PCI. They look attractive
for low power dense clusters/blade applications that won't be hurt much
by their small cache size and the 264MB/s peak PCI interface. A 1-U
could contain 24 - 32 of these and require only convection cooling for
the cpu's. The DDR memory would be the "hot spots" and require some
forced air cooling.
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