[Beowulf] AMD Roadrunner open compute motherboard

Bill Broadley bill at cse.ucdavis.edu
Wed Jan 16 12:45:30 PST 2013


On 01/16/2013 11:27 AM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> The thing looks shitty. Just 2 sockets. At 2 sockets AMD is junk.

Heh, at least at running chess programs that's of interest to
approximately 0.00% of the market.

> At  
> 4 sockets it would be interesting though - yet that's not shown.

Dunno, seems like you rarely get double the performance, and things like
I/O and network become more of a problem.  Especially since it usually
approximately doubles the power used.

Additionally cooling 45+ 1U quad sockets in a single rack isn't easy or
cheap.



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