opteron VS Itanium 2

Jeffrey B. Layton laytonjb at comcast.net
Mon Nov 3 17:30:51 EST 2003


Rocky McGaugh wrote:

>On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Greg Lindahl wrote:
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>>On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 03:14:35PM -0600, Roger L. Smith wrote:
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>>>Yeah, me too.  As someone who just ponied up for a rather large IB
>>>installation, I'm not sure that most people realize what a substantial
>>>percentage of the cost of the cluster the IB might be.
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>>From all public indications, IB prices are roughly the same as
>>Myrinet. Nothing new there...
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>>-- greg
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>IB costs significantly more than Myrinet...
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Are you sure? In the quotes I've gotten, it's about the same as Myrinet
except for very small clusters (perhaps 4 nodes or less). In fact in some
cases, it's cheaper than Myrinet. :)

Jeff


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