next up previous
Next: Background

Dual Processor Nodes for HPC Clusters: Additional Data for SMP Nodes

Douglas Eadline, Ph.D.


Additional results for a PIII and Athlon motherboards are presented. The results indicate a wide range of performance that can be expected from various motherboards and chipsets. Timing data is also supplied. The range of performance indicates that it is possible for a cluster of slower processors, but better SMP performance, may out perform a cluster built from faster processors with lesser SMP performance.