Compatible hardware

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Compatible hardware

Postby p3tris » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:55 am

Hi,

I am currently programming on a 2*4-core Xeon (L5420) machine using OpenMP. I want to get more cores but keep the OpenMP compatibility. One sure way, I guess, is going for a machine with 2*6-core Xeon. But I need alternatives that can go up to 24 or more cores maybe.

I played with the idea of a machine with this motherboard --> http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/motherb ... 8QGi-F.cfm
Has 4 sockets and each can take one of amd's 12 core cpus. An example is this --> http://goo.gl/lfKQv . Meaning can go up to 48 cores. I asked the manufacturer if OpenMP is supported and they answered: "Yes OpenMP is compatible with this system but not officially supported" which tells me nothing.

Buying the machine and then not being able to run my programs is not an option. Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Petros
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Re: Compatible hardware

Postby ftinetti » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:02 am

Hi,

I think you should focus on computers on which an OpenMP compiler can be used, e.g. gcc/gfortran run ok on Linux, then, if Linux can be installed on your system, then you will be able to run your "OpenMP programs" (of course, you may need to recompile them).

HTH.
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Re: Compatible hardware

Postby p3tris » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:03 am

So, the question shifts to whether I can install Linux on this machine? Off I go to ubuntuforums then...

Thanks for the answer!
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Re: Compatible hardware

Postby ftinetti » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:34 am

Hi,

So, the question shifts to whether I can install Linux on this machine?

Right, this is exactly what I would try to find out.

HTH.
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