[Beowulf] recommendations for cluster upgrades

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Wed May 13 16:24:47 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 7:05 PM, Greg Keller <Greg at keller.net> wrote:
> Hope this helps.... if you really want to stretch your upgrade $ you may be
> able to swap the Processor in your existing 1435's with the latest chip
> which sounds good on paper at least.  I'd love to hear if anyone actually
> does that type of upgrade on "real" production clusters.

I doubt we would do that. Our 1435's are only a year old and in
production still. It wouldn't be cost effective to decommission them
especially since the older CPUs would be essentially zero value to us.
We've rarely decommissioned machines earlier than 4 years of service.


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