[gmx-users] Xeon 3.2 vs 3.06
spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Fri Feb 27 21:56:01 CET 2004
On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 20:14, Justin MacCallum wrote:
> I know I've asked about this before, but we're very close to a purchase
> decision and need to decide between 3.06 Ghz Xeons with 512 kb cache and
> 3.2 GHz Xeons with 1 MB of cache. How much performance increase does the
> extra cache and clockspeed provide vs a 20% increase in price?
Is that extra price per machine or per processor. More cache helps for
larger systems. (See my opteron benchmarks that I posted a while ago).
If it is 20% per machine, you're probably better off with 3.06, if it is
per processor, then go for 3.2.
David van der Spoel, PhD, Assist. Prof., Molecular Biophysics group,
Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University.
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