[Beowulf] dual-core benefits?

Tahir Malas tmalas at ee.bilkent.edu.tr
Fri Sep 23 09:04:01 EDT 2005


> -----Original Message-----
> From: federica.pisani at quadrics.com [mailto:federica.pisani at quadrics.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 11:25 AM
> To: rbw at ahpcrc.org; landman at scalableinformatics.com
> Cc: tmalas at ee.bilkent.edu.tr; beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: RE: [Beowulf] dual-core benefits?
> 
> Hi,
> 
> indeed, for a 16-way (switch, cards, cables), Quadrics would be around $
> 1,500, for an 8-way about $1,300 (again all hardware included).
> 
> Federica Pisani
> 
> Quadrics Ltd
> One Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2AA, UK
> T: +44 117 9075387 F: +44 117 9075395
> E: federica at quadrics.com
> www.quadrics.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert G. Brown [mailto:rgb at phy.duke.edu]
> Sent: 22 September 2005 18:53
> To: Tahir Malas
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] dual-core benefits?
> 
> [...]
> 
> If you are bottlenecked at the network, consider e.g. Myrinet, SCI,
> infiniband.  Most of the high end networks will cost order of $1000-1500
> per node (IIRC) which works out just about right on the get 10 nodes
> with the high end networks instead of 16 without.
> 
> [...]

Well, the vendors in Turkey comes us with much larger prices like $2700 per
node for 10GB IB and $1800 for 2+2GB Myrinet. (For a 16 node system).

Tahir


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