[Beowulf] Building a new cluster - seeking some advice

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sat Dec 22 17:17:00 EST 2007


Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 04:12:14PM -0800, Bill Broadley wrote:
> 
>> I suspect cheap motherboards will not allow 8x2GB
>> (for the same memory per core with a quad core).
> 
> Having just bought some single-socket Intel nodes, I hear that there
> are currently no single-socket mobos which support > 8 gigs.

single socket intel chipsets don't support fb dimms (or registered for
that matter) so you don't get either huge capacity dimms or a large
number of sockets. not to say that one couldn't be built, but it isn't
(and fbdimms are needlessly expensive and power hungry for most desktop
applications).

> -- greg 
> 
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