[Beowulf] Begginers question # 1

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 16:12:20 EDT 2010


To answer your question directly, the answer is, no the performance is
not the same.  BUT, you've asked a very workload dependent question,
but have not told us anything about what you're trying to do, so
deciding which is the right choice is pretty hard.  It would be unwise
to make this decision solely on price, without understanding the trade
offs in productivity.


On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 1:07 PM, gabriel lorenzo <macglobalus at yahoo.com> wrote:
> IN CLUSTER COMPUTING, IS THE AMOUNT OF CORE THAT COUNTS?
> If I build a cluster with 8 motherboards with 1 single core each would it be the same as using just one motherboard but with two quad core processors? I wanna build one of these but wanna save money and space and if what counts is the amount of cores to process info I think fewer motherboards with dual six-core processors is definitely cheaper just because I wont be needing that many mothers power supplies etc. thanks
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