Wanted: Good mobo for Intel 850E chipset and 1066 RDRAM

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Mon Jul 23 12:44:16 EDT 2012


According to Camm Maguire
> Greetings!  We're upgrading our 16-node cluster.  Our code heavily
> uses matrix-vector BLAS level2 operations.  Memory bandwidth is the
> bottleneck, and our preliminary tests show that rambus is at present
> the clear winner in terms of performance.  This of course is
> unfortunate, given the legal manipulations surrounding the
> technology.  We would much prefer to go with dual channel DDR, but
> this doesn't appear to be available anytime soon.
> 
  Dual Channel DDR is supported, but for AMD Athlon (in nVidia
chipset), and the speed-up for memory-limited applications like Gaussian98,
is essential.

Mikhail Kuzminsky
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
Moscow
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