[Beowulf] Which is better: 32x2 or 64x1

Leon Matthews leon at lost.co.nz
Thu Apr 27 23:08:39 EDT 2006

> > Now I want to know which is better (performance & price)?
> >   * 64 x Opteron Single Core
> >   * 32 x Opteron Dual Core

How does the performance of Dual Core Opterons compare to that of Dual Core
Athlon64 processors?

It is /much/ cheaper (30- 50% -- at least down here in the antipodes) to
build a system with the later, especially when you take into account the
price of the motherboards.



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