[Beowulf] AMD 6100 vs Intel 5600
jerker at Update.UU.SE
Thu Apr 1 08:34:59 EDT 2010
On Thu, 1 Apr 2010, Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> My experience is that in HPC it always boils down to price/performance and
> that would in my eyes make apples out of Magnycour and Westmere.
I just ordered two desktop systems with Intel i7-860 2.8 GHz QC and 16 GB
RAM for evaluation, to run as computation nodes for our CPU-bound
batchlike application. I'll figure out the performance/price later but it
seems to be significantly better than Xeons from the same vendor. It feels
like 15 years ago all over again. I guess the major drawback is the lack
of ECC RAM, so maybe they get their second life as ordinary desktops
sooner rather than later...
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