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Re: Advice on cluster hardware

On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 02:27:20PM -0800, Ross Boylan wrote:

:As a side issue, more a personal curiosity, why do clusters all seem to
:be built on dual-processor nodes?  Why not more CPU's per node?

4 way SMP intel boxen tend to be 3-4x the price of a 2 way system so
given the choice between six processor in three boxes or four
processors in one box cluster people tend to take the former sice
they're already goning to the trouble of getting their apps to run in
a clustered environment.


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