Computing cluster for CDF Yuri Gotra, November 2001 Choosing the CPU Athlon processor can do 9 operations per clock cycle (5 for Pentium III), has 128 kB L1 cache (32 kB for P III) and 266 MHz system bus speed (133 MHz for P III). Prices for DDR memory are comparable with SDR (133 MHz) modules. DDR memory operates at the same speed (266 MHz) as the CPU. Given these facts one can foresee significant performance boost for the system based on dual Athlon 1500+ MP (1.33 GHz) compared to the MIT cluster on dual Pentium III (1 GHz) CPU with PC-133 SDR memory. According to the RackSaver specs price per Gflop for Athlon MP (1.4 GHz) system is $330 compared to $662 cluster based on P III (1.26 GHz). Athlon based cluster has the best price/performance ratio compared to commercially available systems built on P III or SPARC CPU’s (Dell, IBM, Compaq, HP, Sun). AMD Athlon™ Processor Competitive Comparison Feature AMD Athlon™ Pentium® III Pentium® 4 Operations per clock cycle 9 5 6 Integer pipelines 3 2 4 Floating point pipelines 3 1 2 Full x86 decoders 3 1 1 L1 cache size 128KB 32KB 12k µop + 8KB Data Cache L2 cache size 256KB on- chip 256KB on- chip 256KB on- chip 384KB 288KB 264KB + 12k µop 384KB (exclusive 256KB (inclusive) 256KB - 12k µop (inclusive) 200 MHz to 266MHz 100MHz or 133MHz 400MHz Enhanced 3DNow!™ SSE SSE2 Single- precision FP SIMD Yes Yes Yes 4 FP operations per clock Yes Yes Yes Cache/prefetch controls Yes Yes Yes Streaming controls Yes Yes Yes DSP/comm extensions Yes No Yes Total on- chip full- speed cache Total effective on- chip full- speed cache System bus speed 3D enhancement instructions Benchmarks Possible problems MOSIX on Athlon, no known incompatibilities, checked with MOSIX project leader Prof Amnon Barak, from HUJI, Israel. “… we have no issues with processor types, we touch no code in the area …” Intel Corporation has completed the acquisition of privately held Kuck & Associates, Inc. (KAI). On April 6, 2000, Intel announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Kuck & Associates, Inc. (KAI) for an undisclosed cash amount. No known incompatibilities with Athlon, verified with KAI representative. Commercial clusters/servers based on Athlon MP processors Note: Systems with quote over $1800 per node are not shown. RackSaver, San Diego, CA (www.racksaver.com). RSC-4432, (32 nodes, 403 Gflops per rack, RedHat 6.2, 7.0, 7.1). Built “Samson” 132 Athlon nodes cluster at the University of Delaware, ranks in the TOP200 of the fastest supercomputers. They offer dual Athlon 1U UltraThin RS-1131 server based on Tyan S2460 EIDE motherboard (hosts 3 HD) for $1499 (with 256 MB ECC registered memory, 20 GB 7200 rpm HD, 4 MB video, FD, w/o CD). 512 MB: +$100, CD: +$69, Linux Networx (www.linuxnetworx.com, 1-801-304-0267) offers Athlon based clusters. This company built a 48-node cluster for D0. Clusterworx management software. ICE box cluster management appliance. Evolocity 2100 cluster (up to 10 nodes), Evolocity 1240s cluster (up to 5 nodes), Built L3 48-node cluster for D0 (includes 96 Pentium III 1.0 GHz processors, 48G of RAM). Quote for 1 node: $1715. (2U-3PCI, 460W, 1600+, 256MB, Maxtor 100GB, Tiger, LAN). Contact person Rich Furst, 847-236-1983. http://www.harddata.com/index.html Tiger, 2U, 2+2 bay, 2xPCI, 400W, 512MB, ATI Rage pro 8MB, CD, FD, LAN, w/o HD, OS. : $1366 (incl $85 S&H) www.atipa.com Atipa's Daytona R10i 1U Dual AMD 1500+ MP, $1342 (incl $20 S&H) with 40 GB HD, CD, 1U case, 3 removable drive bays, FD, 512 MB memory. Dual 3-COM LAN, 64bit/33mhz expansion slot, Tyan Thunder S2462NG mainboard, 6 cooling fan & blower with 300W PFC power supply, 1 year warranty. Built cluster for CMS at FCC (1st floor). 2U option is available, 2x66MHz PCI, 2x33MHz PCI, 4 HD bays, 300W, same price. http://www.apache.com www.sunsetsystems.com $1336 (CD, 1500+ XP, 256 MB) www.alliedsystemsdesign.com Total density W www.advancedclustering.com Pinnacle, 2U, 512MB, 20 GB, FD, CD, 1 year service, Thunder video, $1784. www.pssclabs.com Tiger, Tower! 300W, 512MB, FD, 100 GB, LAN, SVGA, $1800 Preferred option: ATIPA Build-it-yourself Athlon MP cluster Estimated price is about $1100 per node (w/o HD), see component prices below and test setup. Given the budget of $14000 one can assemble a 7 node 1 TB cluster with 2 gateways. One can expect performance of such a cluster to be comparable/superior to MIT’s 10 node Pentium III cluster (~$30000, June 2001). Based on MIT’s experience this cluster will allow up to 20-25 users. Brand Product Description Price Ship Date/HR Dealer/Phone Case AMS #CK218-400W, 2U 6bay Rackmount (Rack Mount) server, 400watt 2U 6bays Rackmount w/ 400 watts power supply, 5.25Vx1, 3.5Vx1 & 3.5Hx4 $ 260 Start at $15 $ 159 Starts at $10.95 11/20/2001 8:56:00 PM CT KRI Computer 866-839-1838 909-839-2886 Cpu AMD Athlon MP 1500+ Palomino 1.33GHz 3D NOW! (Socket-A) 266FSB Processor Price for PHONE ORDER must MENTION PRICE WATCH Includes 15Day Dealer Warranty IN STOCK - AMD Channel OEM Partner 11/23/2001 1:07:45 AM CT Accubyte 888-222-8298 630-832-9200 Motherboard Tyan IN STOCK* S2460 Tiger MP AMD 760MP Dual Athlon MP mboard ATX Up to 3GB, 4 DIMMs DDR PC2100 ECC registered, 6 PCI/1 AGP $ 202 starts at $9 11/18/2001 1:43:03 PM CT Einux Systems 866-8834689 Combo Tyan *IN STOCK* S2460 TigerMP AMD Dual AMD-762 Chipset - 6 PCI - 1 AGP - DMA100 DDR memory ATX with CPUs -Dual Athlon MP 1500 with CPU, Fan, Coolermaster EP5-6I11 fan One year warranty on the kit $ 579 $12 - $18 UPS Ground Insured!! 11/18/2001 12:31:30 PM CT Micro-Pro, Inc. 888-881-0231 216-661-7218 Memory Corsair PRICE FOR ONLINE ORDERS ONLY - CM64SD512-2100 PC2100 512MB unbuffered DDR 184PIN CAS 2.5 USES 32MX8 DRAMS 266MHZ - Lifetime Warranty $ 110 $4 Fedex saver 10/26/2001 8:19:00 AM CT Newegg.com 800-390-1119 909-395-9046 Video eVGA Price for online order only IN nVidia Select Builder $ 36 12+ 11/17/2001 USSA.COM STOCK, eVGA GeForce2 MX200, 32MB SDR AGP 4x Exclusive ADM software, 032-A4-NV31-01 One year warranty 11:34:33 AM CT 510-623-3700 . Hard drive Caviar WD1000BB (OEM Bare Drive) Western Digital Price for phone order. Mention PRICE WATCH - EIDE 100GB 7200RPM, 8.9ms seek time, 2MB cache buffer, ATA 100. $13.95 & UP $ 195 Mtzon.Com 866-5954233 909-5954233 11/24/2001 1:10:12 PM CT Ata controller Promise Technology Controller Cards PRICE FOR ONLINE ORDER IN STOCK, PROMISE Ultra 100 UDMA ATA 100 IDE controller w/software (OEM) 2 Chanell IDE Supports UDMA 33, UDMA 66, UDMA 100 w/Cable $12 Fedex 2 Day Air 11/9/2001 4:20:00 PM CT Starting at $7.00 Ground (Insured) 11/14/2001 2:15:53 PM CT $ 15 Beyond Computer Inc. 877-467-2224 212-965-1552 Nic 1 Gbit Ark GA2000T 10BT, 10/100, 1000Mbs 64BIT PCI LAN Card In Retail BOX Full Duplex 20/200/2000 NWAY 1000/GIGABIT LAN adapter. OVER COPPER. $ 75 I-Market 888-999-0958 909-869-6621 Nic 10/100 network card pci card 10/100 Encore MUST MENTION PRICE WATCH network card pci 10/100 $3 9 10/14/2001 8:57:00 PM CT Connect Computers 949-367-2875 . Nic 10/100 D Link Systems DLink DFE-570TX 10/100 4 Port Server NIC CARD D-Link DFE570TX 10/100 4 Port Server NIC $ 106 14.95 SECOND DAY AIR 11/7/2001 5:10:52 PM CT Comp-U-Plus 800-287-8786 Switch 24 port 3COM 3COM Superstack III 3C16980A Switch 3300 24port NEW MODEL $ 794 17.00 and up 6/21/2001 3:22:11 PM CT Coast 2 Coast Office Supply, Inc 800-646-0045 480-661-0045 Switch 48 port Netgear fs750na fs750na 48port 10/100 switch with gigabit module slots new & factory sealed. $ 767 9.95 11/23/2001 10:31:14 AM CT PCNation/Computer Warehouse Club 800-969-5255 847-400-3400 -- P.O.'s accepted Console switch Linksys SView04 Proconnect Console Keyboard/Video/Mouse Sharing Switch Retail $ 98 Unknown?? 9/27/2001 7:11:58 PM CT Multiwave/MWAVE.COM 800-234-3358 626-912-8485 CD Creative Labs 52X CDROM DRIVE .OEM $ 19 13.99 11/13/2001 1:08:13 PM CT Essentiallyyoursdigital.com 800-801-9555 818-348-7410 Floppy Samsung 3.5inch 1.44 Floppy Drive 1Yr Warranty MUST MENTION PRICE WATCH .floppy $5 INSURED $12.00 10/1/2001 10:55:00 AM CT Connect Computers 949-367-2875 . Test setup Tyan s2460 Tiger MP, 2xAMD Athlon MP 1600+, 512 MB PC2100 ECC registered, Antec SX830 300 W, Teac FD-235HF, Mitsumi 48x IDE CD $1148 1148+208=1356 COLFAX INTERNATIONAL est. 1987 108 South Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale CA Case Antec Cases SX1040B-ATX Full Tower w/400W Part# SX1040B Antec SX1040B Full Tower w/400W Power Supply, AMD Athlon Approved up to 1.4Ghz,BLACK Color $ 129 PCHertz.com 888-647-9697 701-282-5555 11/8/2001 11:07:43 PM CT $20.75 Combo Tyan S2460 TIGER MP DUAL AMD ATX MB ATA100 6PCI 1AGP UP TO 3GB OF MEMORY MUST MENTION PRICE WATCH - with cpu -(2) DUAL AMD ATHLON MP 1.4GHZ 1600+ CPUS WITH HEATSINKS AND FANS $ 584 12+ 11/23/2001 1:02:50 AM CT Tufshop.com 888-919-1101 562-290-0111 -- P.O.'s accepted Memory VS512MBECC266R PC2100 (266MHZ) 512MB ECC REGISTERED (DDR) 184PIN CAS 2.5 Corsair - with Lifetime Warranty $ 157 10 Fed Ex 11/28/2001 2:24:45 PM CT Spartan Technologies, Inc. 888-393-0340 Video eVGA Price for online order only IN STOCK, eVGA GeForce2 MX200, 32MB SDR AGP 4x nVidia Select Builder Exclusive ADM software, 032A4-NV31-01 One year warranty $ 36 12+ USSA.COM 510-623-3700 . 11/17/2001 11:34:33 AM CT CA 100013 Hard drive Western Digital 100GB EIDE 7200RPM Ultra DMA/100 9ms OEM Price for PHONE ORDER must MENTION PRICE WATCH - * 7200RPM * $ 193 $14.95 + 11/28/2001 3:56:32 PM CT Accubyte 888-222-8298 630-832-9200 IL WD10072 NIC D Link Systems DLink DFE-570TX 10/100 4 Port Server NIC CARD D-Link DFE570TX 10/100 4 Port Server NIC $ 106 14.95 SECOND DAY AIR 11/7/2001 5:10:52 PM CT Comp-U-Plus 800-287-8786 CD Creative Labs 52X CDROM DRIVE .OEM $ 19 13.99 11/13/2001 1:08:13 PM CT Essentiallyyoursdigital.com 800-801-9555 818-348-7410 Floppy Samsung 3.5inch 1.44 Floppy Drive 1Yr Warranty TOTAL $1340 MUST MENTION PRICE WATCH .floppy $5 INSURED $12.00 10/1/2001 10:55:00 AM CT Connect Computers 949-367-2875 IL CMVS512MB Tiger MP (S2460) Motherboard Benefits and Applications Based on our flagship Thunder K7, the world's first dual-processor platform for the AMD Athlon MP processor, our new Tiger MP brings similar processing performance to the masses! This cost-effective, high-quality dual-processor system board supports up to two AMD Athlon MP processors, and provides leading-edge performance for your demanding applications. The Tiger MP is designed around the AMD-760 MP chipset and provides powerful integrated features including a 266MHz system bus, support for up to 3GB of DDR memory, 32-bit and 64-bit PCI slots, 4x AGP slot, dual-channel ATA-100 IDE and much more. Processor Dual PGA462 ZIF sockets Supports two AMD Athlon MP processors Two onboard VRMs System bus support for 200MHz or 266MHz BIOS Phoenix BIOS 2Mbit Flash ROM User settings for hardware monitoring (optional) Auto-configuration of IDE hard drive types Multiple boot options DMI 2.0 compliant Chipset AMD-760 MP chipset AMD-762 North bridge & AMD-766 South bridge Winbond W83627HF Super I/O ASIC System Memory Four 2.5v 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets Supports up to 3GB of Registered PC2100 DDR memory Supports ECC (72-bit) memory modules Form Factor ATX footprint (12" x 10.3", 304.8 x 261.62mm) 20-pin power connector (300+W, +5V must be 30A+) Stacked parallel (one) and serial (two) ports Stacked USB (two) ports Stacked keyboard and mouse ports Hardware Monitoring Winbond W83782D hardware monitoring ASIC 3-pin fan monitoring headers 3-pin Wake On LAN header (optional) Expansion Slots One AGP slot supports 2x/4x modes Four 64-bit and two 32-bit 33MHz (5-volt) PCI slots (v2.2 compliant) Total of seven usable slots Integrated PCI IDE Dual-channel master mode Supports up to four enhanced IDE devices Support for DMA100/66/33 IDE and ATAPI compliant devices Integrated I/O One floppy connector supports up to two drives Two 9-pin 16550-based serial ports One 25-pin SPP/ECP/EPP parallel port Four USB ports (two via optional cable for rear panel mounting) PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports Note The Tiger MP S2460 accepts a standard ATX-style power supply . However, the P/S must be able to supply a minimum of 30A on the 5-volt line. Many 300+ watt power supplies on the market today are capable of this output. Thunder K7 (S2462) Motherboard Benefits and Applications Tyan's Thunder K7 is the world's first dual-processor platform for the AMD Athlon MP processor. This high-quality, feature-rich systemboard provides cutting-edge performance for today's most demanding workstation and server applications, and includes powerful connectivity and management features. In addition to its dual-processor design, the Thunder K7 features AMD's new 760MP chipset, DDR memory support, 64-bit PCI slots, AGP Pro slot (as well as integrated VGA), dual LAN controllers, dual-channel Ultra160 SCSI, on-board server management and more. Thunder K7 Models Standard Model S2462NG S2462UNG S2462UNGM QLogic SM No No Yes Processor Dual PGA462 ZIF sockets Supports two AMD Athlon MP processors Two onboard VRMs System bus support for 200MHz and 266MHz BIOS Phoenix BIOS 4Mb Flash ROM Supports APM v1.2 and ACPI v1.0 User settings for hardware monitoring Auto-configuration of IDE hard drive types Multiple boot options DMI 2.0 compliant Chipset AMD-760 MP chipset AMD-762 North bridge & AMD-766 South bridge Winbond W83627HF Super I/O ASIC System Memory Four 2.5v 184-pin Registered DDR DIMM sockets 25° angled sockets enable rackmount installation Supports up to 3GB of PC2100 Registered DDR RAM Supports ECC (72-bit) memory modules Form Factor Extended ATX footprint (13" x 12") One 24-pin and one 8-pin power connectors Adaptec SCSI No Yes Yes UPC Number 6 35872 006012 6 35872 005817 6 35872 005565 Stacked keyboard and mouse ports Stacked USB (two) ports Stacked parallel (one), serial (one) and VGA (one) ports; side-by-side LAN (two) ports Recommended Power Supply & Chassis Hardware Monitoring Winbond W83782D hardware monitoring ASIC 3-pin fan monitoring headers CPU temperature and voltage monitoring Expansion Slots One AGP Pro 50 slot Five 64/32-bit 33MHz (5-volt) PCI slots Total of six usable slots Integrated PCI IDE Dual-channel master mode Up to four enhanced IDE devices Support for DMA100/66/33 IDE and ATAPI compliant devices Integrated I/O One floppy connector supports up to two drives One 9-pin 16550-based serial port One 25-pin SPP/ECP/EPP parallel port Four USB ports (two ports via optional cable) PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports Server Management (optional) Supports the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Q-Logic Zircon BMC Support for IPMI, SDR, SEL, FRU I2C and IPMB Integrated LAN Two 3Com 3C920 LAN controllers 10/100Mbps data transfer rate per controller Integrated Graphics ATI RAGE XL graphics accelerator 4MB frame buffer (SDRAM) Standard 15-pin analog VGA port Packing List - Thunder K7 motherboard / User's manual - 34-pin floppy cable - ATA100/66 IDE cable - Driver CD - Com port cable Regulatory FCC DoC (Declaration of Conformity) European Community CE (Declaration of Conformity) Options for data storage DATAMAX 1200, www.dynamicnetworkfactory.com. $9900. with 12x$160GB IDE, actually sees 130 GB, 1 disk extra due to RAID, 11x130GB~1.4TB (RAID5, SCSI 64bit controller). ($7070/1TB). Max speed 100MB/s. external, no drivers needed, dual host. 3ware Escalade 3w-7850, 8 drives, internal, $640 w/o HD, max can see 130GB. 130x7=910GB $300x8+$640=$3040. ($3340/1TB) www.3ware.com. Promise SuperTrack SX6000. 6 IDE drives, internal, $600 w/6 removable drive enclosures w/o HD 6 Brand Maxtor . Product 4g160j8 160gb eide 5400rpm udma 133 Description 3.5lp new & factory sealed. Price $ 292 Ship 4.95 Date/HR 11/23/2001 10:31:14 AM CT Dealer/Phone PCNation/Computer Warehouse Club 800-969-5255 ST Part# IL 4G160J8 This document was created with Win2PDF available at http://www.daneprairie.com. The unregistered version of Win2PDF is for evaluation or non-commercial use only.