IBM Breaks Performance Records with 256-Core Unix Server

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Gero1369

They should fold with it as a test;)

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chaosdsm

Three IBM Power 780 Servers

 

EACH ONE - sporting 8 processors, 64 cores, & 256 threads...  that would be 24 processors, 192 cores, & 768 threads total... that's 8 cores per processor BTW ;)

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filip007

OK but number are wrong, 3x8=24 CPU with 64 cores, that's 2.66666... cores per CPU ?

 

and what smarty pants delete my avatar ? 

 

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white_sereph

to  filip007 who said:

"OK but number are wrong, 3x8=24 CPU with 64 cores, that's 2.66666... cores per CPU ?"

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The numbers are not wrong, in fact.  You've made an error reading.

8 processors per machine x 3 machines clustered = 24 processors total in the cluster

64 cores per machine x 3 machines clustered = 192 cores total in the cluster

256 threads per machine x 3 machines clustered = 768 threads total in the cluster

chaosdsm gave the math correctly. 

Each processor had 8 cores. Each server had 8 processors, so 8x8=64 cores. 

Each core could run 4 parallel threads.  Each server had 64 cores, so 64x4=256 threads.

All of the above - multiplied by 3 - as there were three machines in the cluster.

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gothliciouz

i wonder how much does this system cost, i could use one to do my blu-ray encodings and save lots of times.

yess! i will do that,  i will use windows 7 feature warp  to run crysis without a gpu at maximun settings>hmm, can that be done?.

oh!..btw whh deleted my avatar?...i want it back by tomorrow or else!...

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Tedster

Now, when can I start up a Folding@home SMP client with the -smp 256 flag

 

 

 

Ted

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Gero1369

That'd be fun!  Hell, I'd even take a machine with 2 or more processors.

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