[Beowulf] Nehalem Xeons

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Oct 14 21:40:45 EDT 2008


Ellis Wilson wrote:
> Joe Landman wrote:
>> Kilian CAVALOTTI wrote:
>>> Do you, by any chance, have any substantial performance figure to make 
>>> us drool? :)
>> Intel has asked that no benchmarks be published by people with units.
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> One wonders why they distributed them in the first place if they didn't 
> intend to excite people about their performance prior to releasing them. 

They are exciting people.  I can tell you its fast.  I just can't tell 
you how fast.

Its actually pretty good marketing.

>   With processors I don't think it's for "debugging" or stability checks 
> since that should be well simulated (owing to the high cost of CPU molds 
> costs millions itself).

Its for (IMO) grass-roots word of mouth marketing.  They want the buzz 
to be there.  And it is.

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