[Beowulf] Re: SGI to offer Windows on clusters

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Thu Jan 18 16:27:51 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...).

I had a pre-release PSC 650 version with quad cores, but
it did not have the low power quads. The PSC 630 uses dual
cores i.e. Dual Intel® Xeon™ 5148 2.33GHz/1333Hz FSB LV processor,
MAX. TDP 40 Watts (pasted from the web page)

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

Did you go here:

http://www.tyanpsc.com/

 --
 Doug
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