Sun Sparc performance

Laurence Liew laurence at
Sat Aug 4 08:41:26 PDT 2001

Dear Chean Leng,

It really depends on your application, whether it makes use of the features of
the SPARC CPU... 

I have had clusters of Alpha, AMD and INTEL and running different applications
ranks them differently...

I would think that a SUN box brings to your cluster a higher reliability
(hardware) then pc-based systems... this may be important for jobs that run for
long periods.. more than a week????

However.. with SUN... it is not a Beowulf cluster anymore :-) SUN boxes are
generally not considered COTS... 


Quoting clpoh <clpoh at>:

> Has anybody tried Beouwlf clustering on Sun Ultra SPARC machines ? I
> did
> a benchmark on 3 sets of Sun Ultra SPARC machines using POVRAY but the
> result I got is even slower than my other cluster with AMD K6-2. iS
> OK ?
> Regards,
> Poh Chean Leng
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