[Bioclusters] Opterons and Linux

Dow Hurst bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Mon, 19 Jul 2004 17:46:57 -0400

If you can afford it, you should look at the quad Opterons.  Your 
interconnects will be less expensive for the same number of CPUs.  Others have 
already answered your question, but I thought you might be interested.  Look 
at the Tyan quad motherboard.  Here is a review to look at:


Here are specs for power for a quad Opteron cluster we are getting quoted on:

Quad 846 Opteron Slave Node at 120V 5A, 575Watts, 1962BTUs/hr

I've gotten quotes from Microway, Aspen, and PSSC so far on quad Opteron based 
clusters so the hardware is available from vendors.

Hope that helps!

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