[Beowulf] Re: SGI to offer Windows on clusters

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Thu Jan 18 15:46:25 EST 2007


> The PSC will eventually hold up
> to 40 cores and plug into a wall outlet. 

That's going to be quite a challenge with 40 Xeon cores.  Even if
they can beat the maximum powerconsumption down to 50W per
core that's still not going to work on a 20A wall outlet unless
there's no other electrical load in the system whatsoever (no disks,
no memory...).

Maybe they use mobile CPUs?

What product did they send you?  Their web site lists only one PSC,
the B2881, which has 8 Opterons.

David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech


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