[OT] Maximum performance on single processor ?

Mike Eggleston mikee at mikee.ath.cx
Fri Jun 20 14:28:51 EDT 2003


On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Maurice Hilarius wrote:

> With regards to your message:
> >From: Marc Baaden <baaden at smplinux.de>
> 
> <<<snip>>>
> 
> >So my question was more, what is the fastest CPU I can get for $20000
> >at the moment (without explicitly parallelizing, hyperthreading or
> >vectorizing my code).
> 
> 
> I believe the answer is an Opteron.
> Of course that much money will buy quite a lot of CPUs!
> 
> With the memory bandwidth, floating point engine, and Hypertransport links 
> on these, they are VERY fast for this type of thing.
> If you want access to a machine to run some code samples on, please contact 
> me off-list and we can arrange some time for you on a machine.
> We have test/demo dual Opteron servers in place, available over SSH 
> connections, for exactly this purpose.
> They are set up with compilers, libraries and tools suitable for this use.

If you have something like RH7+ on one of these boxes, would you please send
me the output of 'cat /proc/cpuinfo'? Thanks.

Mike
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