[Beowulf] CCL:Question regarding Mac G5 performance (fwd from
lindahl at pathscale.com
Thu May 20 13:40:11 PDT 2004
On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 11:05:12PM -0700, Michael Huntingdon wrote:
> For clusters, scale down the hp rx2600 to the rx1600 dual CPU with fewer
> PCI-X slots, comparable performance, HP-UX/linux/OVMS, in box upgrades,
> excellent services, and education price under $3,000.
The only benchmarks for rx1600 are at 1 Ghz, and SPECfp peak is only
1382. If the $3,000 system is only 1 Ghz, that's not so great price
performance, compared to say a 2.2 Ghz Opteron with a SPECfp peak of
Perhaps HP does have a faster CPU for the rx1600 and didn't submit a
SPEC score for it? But then what's the price?
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