[Beowulf] How much RAM per core is right?

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Fri Jul 18 12:07:16 PDT 2008

Hmmm.  Same for us.  And same timeframe.  I've found with the weather 
codes I use, regardless of how they profile, they want significantly 
more RAM than they claim to.  We've found them very comfortable in 

*I* am still learning about other apps with some of our new users on a 
cluster we're still getting into production.  We've bought some nodes w/ 
4GB/core for specific apps for one of our stakeholders, but we don't 
know if others' problems will need or benefit from that.

Mike Davis wrote:
> Since 2004,  we have used 2GB/core as our standard memory. We provide a 
> few machines with 4GB/core and even 8GB/core to meet the needs of 
> applications requiring significantly more RAM.
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