[Beowulf] Sun Fire X2100 Server

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Wed Sep 28 17:59:06 EDT 2005


On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 12:44 -0400, Sean Dilda wrote:

> 
> Two things I noticed from looking at the specs:
> 
> Only 1 CPU socket.  It supports dual-core.  But you should be able to 
> get two sockets in a 1U box.
> 
The review explains the Aquarius uses the cheaper Opteron which only
have a single HT connector.

We're now shipping a lot of dual socket/dual core 1Us, so I agree for
HPC that is the sweet spot right now.
But put a dual core in one of these things, and for the cost and size
you get an interesting device.


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