Linked by David Adams on Wed 16th Nov 2011 18:54 UTC, submitted by rohan_p
Intel Intel is drumming up support for its latest 50-core Knights Corner and Xeon E5 server chips, which are key elements in the company's plans to scale performance while reducing power consumption moving toward an exascale supercomputer by 2018.
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Cool!
by benali72 on Wed 16th Nov 2011 19:12 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

I'm not a hardware guy but I gotta say I love reading about this stuff. Cool!

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RE: Cool!
by Kivada on Wed 16th Nov 2011 21:59 in reply to "Cool!"
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2010-07-07

How about dual or quad AMD Opteron 6282 SE's? 16 cores at 3Ghz for only $1020. The Bulldozer architecture doesn't get a fair shake on Windows, on Linux though it fairs far better.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-Opteron%206282%...

http://openbenchmarking.org/s/4%20x%20AMD%20Opteron~*~@...

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/11/amds-16-core-bulldozer...

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