SH4 & SH5 Clustering

Bari Ari 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.

http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/1999-November/007339.html

Does anyone have results or experiences of building systems using the SH-4?

http://www.superh.com/products/sh4.htm
http://www.superh.com/products/sh5.htm

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.

Bari


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