Originally posted by: Jim Mace
I have a 32-bit application that is not multithreaded, but may be down the road. I am looking to set up a proof of concept server that will eventually become a part of a Beowulf cluster running Linux (not sure which flavor, however). The server(s) will be used exclusively to run complex wildland fire simulations. The application is a CPU bound application and is an absolute hog using up every remaining bit of CPU resources it can get its hands on per instance. RAM consumption is surprisingly minimal, however. My question is which AMD processor would give me the best performance running as a stand-alone and then again as a part of the cluster, in your opinion?
Thanks in advance,
Fastest dual core would be fine. Your OS can run on both cores freeing up core 0 for your app.
Tyan Thunder K8WE
Dual AMD 280 Opterons
8GB NUMA enabled DDR333 2.5-3-3-7 RAM
PCI-X SCSI RAID