[Beowulf] HPC Market Question

Jon Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 05:25:02 PST 2009

i havent done much digging in the transistor count but from people i have
talked to in regards to the i7s the i7s are true quad cores im not sure what
that means for the core 2 quads that came before the i7.

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:

> normally according to moores law new technology is released every 18
>> months.
> no: it observes that _transistor_count_ (at efficient cost)
> doubles every _2_years_.  the wikipedia page is very good.
> however, ML largely ignores the fact the various measures that display
> exponential improvement are areal processes,
> which actually move in jumps.  and not all the jumps are or have been as
> easy.
>  right now there are the i7's which have just been released.
> i7 is a pretty big discontinuity in intel's design.  it'll be interesting
> to see how smoothly they make it.  but don't the first i7's actually
> have _lower_ transistor count than current core2's?

Jonathan Aquilina
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