[Beowulf] Sun Fire X2100 Server

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Sep 29 04:33:07 EDT 2005


On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 10:59:06PM +0100, John Hearns wrote:

> The review explains the Aquarius uses the cheaper Opteron which only
> have a single HT connector.

It should be pointed out that this is a low-end but well-engineered
power-efficient machine, which starts with a bit under 700 EUR.
 
> 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.

Yes, but Sun dual-cores come with a considerable premium. It's
best to buy the most basic chassis, and upgrade on your own.

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