August 24, 2006

Remember Commodity Clusters?

Douglas Eadline writes "Recently, I did some benchmarking using Intel Pentium D processors and gigabit Ethernet. The data are pretty impressive. If I were a non-technical person, I would probably say, Pentium D kicks ass, but you know, I like numbers and have a professional reputation to uphold. Therefore, in a professional sense I can say, Pentium D really kicks ass. To prove my point, the article presents some of the highlights from a recent white paper I prepared. The bottom line: The price-to-performance of the Pentium D was almost two times that of an Opteron. Read why some simple assumptions may not necessarily be true."


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