March 18, 2010

XtremeData update

I talked with Geno Valente of XtremeData tonight. Highlights included:

Naming aside,

Some comparative notes:


5 Responses to “XtremeData update”

  1. Harry on March 19th, 2010 7:04 pm

    Netezza’s Skimmer has 1 S-Blade with 8 CPU cores and 8 FPGA cores, so I would say that’s 8 Nodes not 3, agree ?

  2. Curt Monash on March 19th, 2010 9:07 pm

    By that logic, how many nodes would you say 32 Nehalem cores + 0 FPGA cores is? (The XtremeData/Cray box.)

  3. Andrew S on March 30th, 2010 8:57 pm

    (Apologies if I’m being too pedantic)

    Power supply size is not equal to power consumption. The power supply size is simply the maximum that the power supply can deliver in total across the different voltages that it provides.

    The actual power draw will be a function largely of the CPU, video, disks, RAM as well as the actual activity level of the server.

    The Cray CX1 is basically a small blade device, with capacity for up to four blades with two CPUs each. While you could stick it in an office, pricey hardware like this belongs in a proper server room, especially since there’s not much advantage in having it deskside.

  4. Curt Monash on March 30th, 2010 9:11 pm

    Well, I’d assume the power supply size has something to do with the peak power drawn.

    But yes — if a Machine A finishes its work faster, on average, than Machine B, then Machine A hopefully will draw less power overall.

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