[gmx-users] linux cluster performance
alokjain at iitk.ac.in
Mon May 2 17:25:10 CEST 2005
sorry for unrelated question.
My lab is going to purchase a Linux Cluster and we have a couple of
queries regarding the cluser.
1) We have heard about "XEON Based cluster".Can anyone shed some light
into this form of the cluster and how it differs from a more
conventional PCB(Personel Computer Based) Linux Cluster. Which of the
two would be a better option under normal circumstances???
2) The other query is regarding the scaling i.e.speed wise performance
of the cluster. We heard that after a certain no of nodes increment (
say upto 8-10), the performance (speed) of the cluster is not greatly
effected or the speed performance of the cluster reaches a plateau even
if we increase the number of nodes.
If so is the case, would it be sensible to go for say *a two
different 8 node cluster instead of a say one 16 node cluster.*
I will be thankfull if some one suggest somthing regarding the above
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