[Beowulf] Re: dual core Opteron performance - re suse 9.3

Jim Bowen jbowen at hpcsystems.com
Wed Jul 13 11:33:53 EDT 2005


On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 08:37 -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> Hi John:
> 
>    We find that we are talking about "per core" to our customers now.  I 
> explain that previously, there has been an implicit 1-to-1 mapping 
> between processor cores and chips, so that you could talk about either 
> one and mean the other.  Now however, we are talking about per core, as 
> things like licensing (lmgrd) aren't going to count chips or sockets, 
> but will count cores.
> 

Unfortunately it isn't going to be that straightforward ... some vendors
are going to go by sockets/chips (Microsoft, Red Hat) and others by
cores (your example of lmgrd and I believe Oracle). Confusion will
abound. Oh well.

-- 
Jim Bowen
Dir. Systems Engineering
HPC Systems, Inc.
http://www.hpcsystems.com


_______________________________________________
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf



More information about the Beowulf mailing list