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Old   February 9, 2001, 04:40
Default Another processor question
Jan Rusås
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Is the extras $ for the Xeon processor (around 50% higher than for a standard Pentium) worth it, for a commercial CFD code? Any opinion higly appreciated.

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Old   February 9, 2001, 05:20
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Jens Chr. Bennetsen
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Simple answer NO !

Your would at the best only have an increase in performance 5% or less. And many commercial codes does not take advantage of the Xeon processor features.


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Old   February 9, 2001, 06:07
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Jonas Larsson
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I second that opinion - About a year ago we benchmarked a 500 MHz Xeon against a 500 MHz PIII and the speed difference running both Fluent and our in-house CFD code was negligable.
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Old   February 9, 2001, 12:09
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If you want to buy a small server as a number-cruncher, what would you take ? dual-board with xeons or dual-board with "normal" p3 with same MHz ?
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