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Mike February 14, 2009 22:23

A new computer
Hi everyone! I would like to buy a new computer and i want to ask what kind of platform do you use: AMD or Intel

Thanks for yours answers!

TG February 16, 2009 10:05

Re: A new computer
We use both. As a very broad general rule, AMD multi cores tend to scale better because they have higher memory bandwidth (and higher intercore communication speed) while Intel cores run faster individually, but hit memory and scaling bottlenecks quicker also. While I have yet to find an application that does not run on both platforms, I do find that which platform is better is very application dependent and has a lot to do with whether your application is memory bandwidth sensitive or compute sensitive. You need to benchmark the codes you run to find which one makes most for you.

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