[Beowulf] Virginia Tech upgrade

Michael Banck mbanck at gmx.net
Tue Jan 27 17:54:49 EST 2004


On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 03:35:40PM -0600, Dean Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-01-27 at 13:15, Tom A Krewson wrote:
> > Virginia Tech is upgrading their G5 cluster to Xserv.....very smart.
> > 
> > http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=4213216&section=news
> 
> They say that the upgraded machine will give off less heat. If I am not
> mistaken, its the same damn cpus in a different box and the power supply
> will be roughly the same ratings. Am missing something?

The latest XServe are reportedly equipped with 90nm CPUs, not 120nm CPUs
like the G5, thus apparently spreading far less heat.


Michael
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