[Beowulf] Shared memory

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Jun 23 18:05:08 PDT 2005

Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 03:24:55PM +0200, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>>Usually clusters are slow intel dual xeons or something ugly bad from the
>>past. Most organisations need also like 1 year between ordering and
>>delivery of a cluster, by then such a processor is just so so so outdated
>>that it's factor 2 times slower or so than the latest cpu on the market. 
> Vincent, if you spent less time making overly-broad generalizations
> about the bizarre universe you live in, you might get better responses
> to your postings here.

Let's see.  I ordered and took delivery of a cluster in 7 weeks.  The 
processors (Opteron 246) were still top-end at the time I ordered and 
took delivery.  I've got an RFP out now for an addition to the cluster. 
  Delivery is quoted as <3 weeks, and we're getting top-end processors.

Greg's right.  I'm not positive which universe you're dealing with, but 
mine delivers the goods.

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