[rescue] U20 motherboard upgrade ?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 15:50:15 CDT 2009


SGI can tell you, they have a deskside system with a number of dual  
core Atom 330 CPUs (I think 16, not sure)...


On Oct 19, 2009, at 11:03 AM, gsm at mendelson.com wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 10:43:16AM -0400, nate at portents.com wrote:
>> While there is some debate about how TDP (Thermal Design Power)  
>> should be
>> measured and some differences in how it is measured and reported by  
>> AMD
>> and Intel, in general both AMD and Intel CPUs have not exceeded  
>> 130W TDP
>> on the top end for years, 95W in the mainstream segment, and 65W  
>> for entry
>> level desktop and energy efficient servers.
> If I had a power budget of 130W for the CPU, I could do 16 ATOM 330  
> dual core CPUs. I wonder what kind of real estate (and cooling) I'd  
> need for
> them, and if anything could keep them busy without spending most of  
> its time
> just keeping track of what it was doing?
> On the other hand a desktop 32 core (even if they were only 2gHz  
> each) system would be impressive, considering it comes from COTS  
> technology.
> Geoff.
> -- 
> Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/ 
> 4X1GM
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