June 23, 2010

The End Of The HPC Server (As We Know It)

Douglas Eadline, Ph.D.

Has the big multicore Xeon and Opteron server jumped the HPC shark?

In my last column I wrote about using low power Atom processors. The comparison calls for more data, but I believe there is something to be said for the low power/many processor approach. It seems I am not alone. Not long after I posted the column, SeaMicro introduced 512 Intel Atom CPUs (1.6 GHz) running in a 10 U rack-mount unit.

Full story at Linux Magazine

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