[Beowulf] Rackable / SGI

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Fri Apr 3 16:32:13 EDT 2009


On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 08:47:42AM +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 07:34:26AM +0800, Stuart Midgley wrote:
> 
> > In 2019 when Intel releases their 1024core chip, still at 2.5GHz with  
> > 256GB dimm memory, a lot of people will be surprised that linux works  
> 
> Ain't going to work. Arguably doesn't work already beyond 8 cores
> in a single socket.
> 
> Will have to do with embedded memory or stacked 3d memory a la
> http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~loh/Papers/isca2008-3Ddram.pdf

We've been building bigger and bigger SMPs for a long time, making
changes to improve the memory system as needed. How is multicore any
different? In the computer industry, change is normal.

-- greg



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