[CentOS] Motherboards for HPC applications

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Mar 10 00:22:27 UTC 2010


On Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:35 AM, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 at 9:49pm, Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote
>
>> If cpu processing power is the sole criteria, then why limit to
>> dual-socket boards and not go for quad-socket boards?
>
> In general, the price goes up non-linearly as you go above 2 sockets,
> making 2 sockets the sweet spot when it comes to price/performance.
>

Hmm, I see at most a 50% increase in motherboard pricing from a dual to 
a quad socket motherboard and that is with a difference in feature set 
too with the quad coming with an extra onboard LSI 8 port SAS 
controller. That is hardly going up non-linearly. (taking an extremely 
narrow angle ;-p)


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