[Beowulf] Re: amd 3 and 6 core processors

Kilian CAVALOTTI kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 06:10:34 EDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Jonathan
Aquilina<eagles051387 at gmail.com> wrote:
> kilian but how would you know that the 4th core isnt faulty?

Ah, but you don't! That's the catch. No such thing as a free lunch, remember? :)

You may get lucky and find out that your disabled core has been
crippled only to supply cheaper 3-cores demand, as David Mathog
suggested. Or even get a slightly disabled core, which won't cause any
trouble in your email writing or Crysis gaming. But chances are, if
your needs are more HPC-centric, that you won't really be able to
fully take advantage of that fourth core after all. Maybe it's worth
trying, maybe it's not, depends what you do.

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