Intel E7500 versus ServerWorks GC-LE/HE

Steven Timm timm at
Thu Feb 28 08:15:57 PST 2002

I would be interested also to hear people's opinion
on why either the Intel E7500 (=Plumas) and the Serverworks GC-HE
chipsets are supposed to be better than the I860-based
systems which offer RDRAM?  Why is there such a push to
get chipsets that support DDR SDRAM--especially when the
price isn't much different anymore?

Steve Timm

Steven C. Timm (630) 840-8525  timm at
Fermilab Computing Division/Operating Systems Support
Scientific Computing Support Group--Computing Farms Operations

On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, Luc Lalonde wrote:

> Hello Folks,
> I'm wondering if any of you can comment on the comparison of the Intel
> E7500 and the ServerWorks GC-LE/HE in this article:
> Is the Plumas chipset refered to in the article the E7500?
> It's interesting that Dell has chosen the ServerWorks GC-HE for its
> PowerEdge 4600 systems instead of the Intel E7500.  SuperMicro now has a
> motherboard for each chipset.
> We're in the process of choosing the nodes for our 16 node cluster and
> would appreciate any comments on these two motherboards.
> Thank You.
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