[OT] Maximum performance on single processor ?

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Jun 20 06:15:35 EDT 2003


On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Marc Baaden wrote:

> 
> Hi,
> 
> I am sorry if this query is slightly off-topic for the list.
> But I guess that many people here have also experiences with
> respect to my enquiry.
> 
> We are looking for the highest performance machine on single
> (or very few, let's say 4) processors, because we need to run
> unparallelized and/or poorly parallelized code.
> 
> Our budget is of roughly 20000 $, and a linux/beowulf platform
> would be ideal.

actually by defintion if your code is can't be parallelized then a cluster
 of off-the-shelf hardware probably isn't appropriate.
 
> The current top Intel x86 or AMD processors are too slow, and we
> do not have access to other architectures.

Then you're screwed.

> Thank you very much in advance,
>   Marc Baaden
> 
> 

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