[Beowulf] HP xw9300 end-of-life?
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Fri Mar 17 22:10:41 PST 2006
> We recently tried to order an xw9300, but our suppliers are telling us it is
> This seems rather surprising, if true, given the good things I have heard about
> this model,
> and the fact that it is barely a year since it was released.
well, a year is a good long life for a computer. and it's true
that AMD is close to introducing a fairly significant new
product (ddr2-supporting am2-socketed chips). rumor says that
these chips will support ddr2/800, which ought to be a noticable
improvement in bandwidth from ddr2/400.
I'm personally hoping that AMD slips in some tweaks to the core, but I
suppose it's too much to hope that they'll double up the FP throughput
or 4-way instruction dispatch ;)
anyway, EOLing the ddr1 line seems a bit premature, but OTOH,
supporting just one memory type would be a big motivator to vendors...
regards, mark hahn.
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