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

John Hearns john.hearns at clustervision.com
Tue Sep 9 02:43:31 EDT 2003


On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Jim Phillips wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Donald Becker wrote:
> 
> If you could connect those HyperTransport channels into a scalable mesh
> then this sounds a lot like the good old Cray T3E design.  Drool...  It's
> too bad that Red Storm won't be taking that route.  The T3E was so nice.

The article I quoted from Digit Life floats the idea that AMD may be able 
to make for Cray an Opteron with 4 Hypertransports, making a 3D mesh 
possible. Is this just supposition?




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