[Beowulf] Supplier for 8-way Opteron Systems?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Aug 16 20:33:59 EDT 2004


Mark Hahn wrote:

>margins that have traditionally applied to higher-end SMP.  he didn't seem 
>to care about the fact that markets are elastic, and AMD's current policy 
>  
>

I am curious about the "markets are elastic" statement.  I was asked 
about this recently, and had not been able to find a serious study as to 
whether or not they are truly elastic for HPC, cluster, and related 
systems.  If you happen to know of a good study (outside of a basic 
economics text) on this market, I would like to know.   A good place to 
get this data would be Intel and AMD, who when lowering prices by some 
amount can indicate sales volume and volume changes.  Of course, such 
data may prove to be something they don't want to release for 
competitive reasons.

Just curious.

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Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Scalable Informatics LLC,
email: landman at scalableinformatics.com
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