AMD Opteron memory bandwidth (was Re: CPUs for a Beowulf)

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Mon Sep 8 19:09:46 EDT 2003


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On Tue, 9 Sep 2003 04:18 am, John Hearns wrote:

> Seriously though, you might find that 64bit AMDs aren't that expensive.

My understanding is that memory bandwidth with Opterons scales with the number 
of CPUs due to the HyperTransport architecture, which could be a big plus to 
some people.

I'd be interested to hear whether that turns out to be correct or not in 
practice!

Chris
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