[linux] followup from newbie with a quad-core
Joshua Daniel Franklin
joshuadf at u.washington.edu
Mon Mar 3 13:28:08 PST 2008
No problem, and glad the new machine is working out!
Sounds like your applications might have been a particularly
bad fit for the P4's NetBurst architecture. Gory details at
Tony Black wrote:
> I want to thank list members 'joshuadf' and 'mbw" for the quick and accurate
> responses to my initial post on Friday. I received the machine early
> afternoon Friday and had it configured and running 8 jobs by 4:30.
> Additional thanks to 'joshuadf' for being at his phone when I called for
> partitioning guidance.
> You guys were right on about this job profile being CPU bound; the machine
> is using a fraction of the 8 GB memory. However, the quad-core smokes and
> we are giddy about the apparent throughput of this machine doing 8 jobs in
> two days where our P4 machines were doing 1 job in 4 days.
> After doing some more research on my own, I will return to the list with
> questions about how to pass the SIT certification hurdle and get this
> machine on the network.
> Tony Black
> Research Consultant - Systems Information Manager
> Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
> University of Washington
> Harborview Research & Training Building, Room 610
> Box 359640
> 206-897-5382 (desk phone)
> 206-930-9590 (cell/pager)
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