[Beowulf] Re: Beowulf Digest, Vol 55, Issue 2
kus at free.net
Thu Sep 4 12:51:51 EDT 2008
In message from "Li, Bo" <libo at buaa.edu.cn> (Thu, 4 Sep 2008 14:34:00
>Is it too expensive for the platform?
>The easy solution is:
>And X48 level motherboard with CF support, about $150
>Q6600 Processor, about $170
>Two 4870X2 $1,100
Do somebody know, are ACML routines parallelized for using of few
>Two Seagate SATA Harddisk 500G for Raid1, about $140
>4*2G DDR2 RAM, about $150
>PSU 1000W, about $200
>A big box, about $100
>That's all, in total, $2,010.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Maurice Hilarius
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Cc: kus at free.net ; libo at buaa.edu.cn ; i.kozin at dl.ac.uk
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 6:51 AM
> Subject: Re: Beowulf Digest, Vol 55, Issue 2
> Li, bo wrote:
>From: "Li, Bo" <libo at buaa.edu.cn>
>Subject: Re: [Beowulf] gpgpu
>It seemed that you had got a very good example for GPGPU. As I said
>before, it's not the time for GPGPU to do the DP calculation at the
>moment. If you can bear SP computation, you will find more about it.
>NVidia just sent me some special offer about their Tesla platforms,
>which said that the workstation equipped with two GTX280 level
>professional cards costs about $5000, not bad. But my intention is
>still to lower the core frequency of a gaming card, and use it for
> Looking at AMD/ATI Firestream and 4850 pricing, it is not too bad:
> AMD FIRESTREAM 9250 STREAM PROCESSOR (P/N: 100-505563) $880
> VISIONTEK RADEON HD4870X2 2GB PCI-E (P/N: 900250)
> VISIONTEK RADEON HD 4870 512MB PCI-E (P/N: 900244)
> The 4870 and X2 also run the AMD code.
> So, given a decent machine, with 4 cores and a pair of the 4870X2,
>one can achieve some pretty amazing GPU
> performance levels for a system well under $4,000.
> With dualX2s ( 4 GPU engines) around $4700 ( extra PSU capacity and
>cooling is needed for that level).
> I hear that AMD have a new Firestream coming, with the 48x0 family
>chips on it, but that will likely be a bit on the pricier side..
> Anyway, the Firestream has GPUs with Double-Precision Floating
> Something the nVidia offerings do not.
> Worth considering.
> With our best regards,
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