[Beowulf] Single Processor vs SMP

Paulo Silva paulojjs at bragatel.pt
Fri Feb 27 04:21:24 EST 2004


I'm currently working in a physics department that is in the process of
building a high performance Beowulf cluster and I have some doubts in
terms of what type of hardware to acquire.

The programming systems that will be used are MPI and HPF. Does anyone
knows any study comparing the performance of single cpu machines vs smp
machines or even between the several cpu's available (intel p4, amd athlon,
powerpc g5, ...)?

Thanks for any advice
Paulo Jorge Jesus Silva
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