Like I said, measure twice, cut once.
On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Goldstone, Robin J.
> Be sure you are comparing apples to apples. The E5-2650 has a larger
> cache than the E5-2640, faster system bus and can support faster (1600Ghz
> vs 1333Ghz) DRAM resulting in greater potential memory bandwidth.
> From: Patrick Angeles <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Reply-To: "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:36 PM
> To: "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: Why they recommend this (CPU) ?
> If you look at comparable Intel parts:
> Intel E5-2640
> 6 cores @ 2.5 Ghz
> 95W - $885
> Intel E5-2650
> 8 cores @ 2.0 Ghz
> 95W - $1107
> So, for $400 more on a dual proc system -- which really isn't much --
> you get 2 more cores for a 20% drop in speed. I can believe that for some
> scenarios, the faster cores would fare better. Gzip compression is one that
> comes to mind, where you are aggressively trading CPU for lower storage
> volume and IO. An HBase cluster is another example.
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Russell Jurney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
>> My own clusters are too temporary and virtual for me to notice. I
>> haven't thought of clock speed as having mattered in a long time, so I'm
>> curious what kind of use cases might benefit from faster cores. Is there a
>> category in some way where this sweet spot for faster cores occurs?
>> Russell Jurney http://datasyndrome.com
>> On Oct 11, 2012, at 11:39 AM, Ted Dunning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> You should measure your workload. Your experience will vary
>> dramatically with different computations.
>> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Russell Jurney <
>> [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> Anyone got data on this? This is interesting, and somewhat
>>> Russell Jurney http://datasyndrome.com
>>> On Oct 11, 2012, at 10:47 AM, Jay Vyas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> > Presumably, if you have a reasonable number of cores - speeding the
>>> cores up will be better than forking a task into smaller and smaller chunks
>>> - because at some point the overhead of multiple processes would be a
>>> bottleneck - maybe due to streaming reads and writes? I'm sure each and
>>> every problem has a different sweet spot.