[Beowulf] Power consumption for opterons?

Rayson Ho raysonlogin at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 10 10:14:18 EST 2004


But the Itanium 2 is using so much energy that Intel couldn't rise the
frequency... or else the machine would melt :(

See the online lecture: "Things CPU Architects Need To Think About"
http://www.stanford.edu/class/ee380/

BTW, that guy used to work for Intel, and he also mentioned about the
compiler guys tuned the IA-64 compiler for the benchmarks...

Rayson


> hey, to marketing planners, massive power dissipation is 
> probably a *good* thing.  serious "enterprise" computers must 
> have an impressive dissipation to set them apart from those 
> piddly little game/surfing boxes ;)
> 
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