[Beowulf] Clusters just got more important - AMD's roadmap
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Fri Feb 3 23:09:34 EST 2012
> AMD's new roadmap basically says they stop high performance CPU
well, they won't pursue P4-netburst-ish damn-the-torpedoes style
"high" _desktop_ performance. their server roadmap is pretty solid,
though they've dropped the 10/20c chips. (which might not have made
sense in terms of power envelope. or, for that matter, the fact that
even cache-friendly code probably wants more than 2 memory channels
for 10 cores...)
I think AMD is absolutely right: the market is for mobile devices,
for power-efficient servers, and for media-intensive desktops.
> GPU line will continue
> also inside cpu's integrated. Total monopoly for intel for
> applications needing CPU's as it seems.
you seem to have missed AMD's main point, which HSA: the concept of
pushing x86 and GPU together to enable something higher-performing.
it's not a crazy idea, though pretty ambitious.
> That might that companies that need some more CPU crunching no longer
> can build cheap 4 socket
4s is still on the roadmap; I don't see why you'd expect it to disappear.
it costs them very little to support, and does serve a modest market.
> So this means that clustering is only cheap choice then.
clustering has always been the cheap solution. hence this list!
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