Registered: Mar 2009
08-02-12 04:58 AM
Quote from bidask201:
if your code is distributed as opposed to threaded.There are ivy bridge blades with 8 quads. I seem to recall one with infiniband built in.
I have been thinking of 64 core AMD option you have been considering NetTecture but I am still in the sw devel phase. Given your recent posts about coding prices as integers, that is probably the most efficient option for you. For most they don't get as good a deal since there is only one fpu per 2 cores. If you come across one of those 4 socket AMD that is 1U with dual power supplies please post that. I have only found one power supply.
Well, here sis a problem with your "for most ist won't be as good a deal". Intel has a LOT LESS cores than AMD - and HyperThreading is a LOT less limited than a Bulldozer "half core". AMD pretty much shares ONLY the FPU - Intel shares a LOT more ;)
I am not sure I want dual power supply on that - I mean, power supplies rarely fail an at the end a calculation unit can fail once a year for a missing spare part ;)
Blades: I wish they would make sense. I really like blades, I like their pricing. I do not like the price for the blade center which makes it all a totally loosing value proposition. Eba has refurbished (!) M1000e blade centers from Dell for 5000 USD. 6 Power supplies, KVM, 2 control modules. OUCH. At the end that means you are a t a loss and never recover - Blade are not THAT much cheaper. Quite .... ;) Limiting ;)