[Fwd: Intel is finally shipping the 64-bit Itanium]

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Wed May 30 15:05:13 PDT 2001

On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 02:09:52PM -0700, Tim Carlson wrote:

> With a Dell Precision 530 workstation at 1.7Ghz giving specfp2000 of 593
> and specint2000 of 575 for half the price... Why would you want to waste
> money on Itanium boxes in a cluster configuration?

Because places like pnl.gov want 64-bit machines? ;-)

Seriously: The peak of the Itanium is great if your application can
get there, and a few codes like Lattice QCD can. You have more
flexability in main memory size. But these benefits might not be
enough to outweigh the higher cost than a P4 or Athlon or whatever.

-- greg

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