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Old 04-28-2006, 07:45 PM
JJ
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Default Opteron HT coprocessors

In comp.arch (and others) there is a thread on this Opteron Virtex4
coprocessor that sits in socket 940.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1920
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04....dailytech.com
http://www.drccomputer.com/pages/products.html

I wonder what others think of this, at $4500 its way to steep for most
individual buyers who might happen to have a dual socket Opteron board
(I don't), but I wonder if companies like Digilent, Enterpoint and
others might see any opportunity to build a much lower cost edu version
that is more in line with the cost of an Opteron cpu chip say <$1k and
based on best Spartan3 or Virtex2,4 that can still use Webpack.

I also wonder how much faster exactly the HT link is over any of the
PCI interfaces.

John Jakson
transputer guy

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