[Beowulf] Supplier for 8-way Opteron Systems?

unix_no_win unix_no_win at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 24 11:07:56 EDT 2004


Timing is everything!
HPC Systems release 8-way Opteron


http://www.hpcsystems.com/products/svr_a5880hs.html


--- Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pathscale.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 06:35:55PM -0400, Mark Hahn
> wrote:
> 
> > I pointed out that 4-ways are fairly attractive,
> even though they're
> > a lot more than twice the cost of dual systems. 
> his response was
> > that AMD wants and needs the much higher margins
> that have
> > traditionally applied to higher-end SMP.
> 
> Note that the price of the CPU is only one piece of
> the pie -- 4-way
> boards are big, 8-way boards come in multiple
> pieces, and both kinds
> ship in much lower volumes than 2-way boards, while
> those pesky
> customers want them to be reliable.
> 
> I've seen a lot of AMD customers pointing the finger
> only at AMD, and
> I think that's wrong-headed.
> 
> -- greg
> 
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