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 +====== Down to 2 Vendors (Dec 06) ======
 +
 +==== vendor #1 ====
 +
 +^Quote 1#1^64 node HPCC $196,700^^^
 +^Nodes| a total of 64 nodes, 128 cpus, 272 cores|||
 +^ |60 Xeon, 2*(Dual Core 5130 2.0 Ghz), 2 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|light, 240 cores|
 +^ |04 Xeon, 2*(Quad Core 5355, 2.6 Ghz), 16 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|heavy, 32 cores|
 +^ |02 Xeon, 2*(Dual Core 5130, 2.0 Ghz), 2 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|head&​io,​ UPS|
 +^OS|redhat Head: AS 4, IO: ?, Light: WS3 EMT64, Heavy: WS3 EMT64|||
 +^Storage|no||mass & high perf|
 +^InfiniBand|16 nodes||24 port switch|
 +^Software|Platform ROCKS||loaded,​ but integrated?​|
 +^Support|3 yrs for rocks, hw next business day, 24*7*365 support|||
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 +
 +^Quote 1#2^44 node HPCC $181,000^^^
 +^Nodes| a total of 44 nodes, 88 cpus, 192 cores|||
 +^ |40 Xeon, 2*(Dual Core 5160 3.0 Ghz), 2 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|light, 160 cores|
 +^ |04 Xeon, 2*(Quad Core 5355, 2.6 Ghz), 16 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|heavy, 32 cores|
 +^ |02 Xeon, 2*(Dual Core 5160, 3.0 Ghz), 2 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|head&​io,​ UPS|
 +^OS|redhat Head: AS 4, IO: ?, Light: WS3 EMT64, Heavy: WS3 EMT64|||
 +^Storage|no||mass & high perf|
 +^InfiniBand|16 nodes||24 port switch|
 +^Software|Platform ROCKS||loaded,​ but integrated?​|
 +^Support|3 yrs for rocks, hw next business day, 24*7*365 support|||
 +
 +----
 +The lightweight node price in Quote #2 is $2605, so we could add about six
 +more nodes for $16K.
 +
 +The lightweight node price in Quote #1 is $1987, so we would lose about
 +eight nodes if we needed to reduce the cost by $16K.
 +----
 +
 +^Quote 1#3^44 node HPCC $172,000^^^
 +^Nodes| a total of 44 nodes, 88 cpus, 352 cores|||
 +^ |40 Xeon, 2*(Quad Core 5320 1.8 Ghz), 2 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|light, 320 cores|
 +^ |04 Xeon, 2*(Quad Core 5355, 2.6 Ghz), 16 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|heavy, 32 cores|
 +^ |02 Xeon, 2*(Quad Core 5320, 1.8 Ghz), 2 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|head&​io,​ UPS|
 +^OS|redhat Head: AS 4, IO: ?, Light: WS3 EMT64, Heavy: WS3 EMT64|||
 +^Storage|no||mass & high perf|
 +^InfiniBand|16 nodes||24 port switch|
 +^Software|Platform ROCKS||loaded,​ but integrated?​|
 +^Support|3 yrs for rocks, hw next business day, 24*7*365 support|||
 +
 +^Quote 1#4^64 node HPCC $216,400^^^
 +^Nodes| a total of 64 nodes, 128 cpus, 272 cores|||
 +^ |60 Xeon, 2*(Dual Core 5130 2.0 Ghz), 2 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|light, 240 cores|
 +^ |02 Xeon, 2*(Quad Core 5355, 2.6 Ghz), 16 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|heavy, 16 cores|
 +^ |02 Xeon, 2*(Quad Core 5355, 2.6 Ghz), 32 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|heavy, 16 cores|
 +^ |02 Xeon, 2*(Dual Core 5130, 2.0 Ghz), 2 Gb@667Mhz|dual 80 Gb 7.2K RPM Sata|head&​io,​ UPS|
 +^OS|redhat Head: AS 4, IO: ?, Light: WS3 EMT64, Heavy: WS3 EMT64|||
 +^Storage|no||mass & high perf|
 +^InfiniBand|16 nodes||24 port switch|
 +^Software|Platform ROCKS||loaded,​ but integrated?​|
 +^Support|3 yrs for rocks, hw next business day, 24*7*365 support|||
 +
 +
 +==== vendor #2 ====
 +
 +^Quote 2#1^64 node HPCC $404,000 (no further details)^^^
 +^Nodes| a total of 64 nodes, 128 cpus, 272 cores|||
 +^ |60 Xeon 5140, 2*(Dual Core 2.6 Ghz), 2 Gb@?​Mhz||light,​ 240 cores|
 +^ |04 Xeon 5345, 2*(Quad Core 2.3 Ghz), 16 Gb@?​Mhz||heavy,​ 32 cores|
 +^ |? ||head&​io|
 +^OS|Suse 9 or Redhat AS 4|||
 +^Storage|no||mass & high perf|
 +^InfiniBand|16 nodes||? port switch|
 +^Software|Scali/​Manager||integrated management software|
 +^Support| |||
 +
 +^Quote 2#2^34 node HPCC $296,000 (no further details)^^^
 +^Nodes| a total of 34 nodes, 68 cpus, 272 cores|||
 +^ |30 Xeon 5355, 2*(Quad Core 2.6 Ghz), 2 Gb@?​Mhz||light,​ 240 cores|
 +^ |04 Xeon 5345, 2*(Quad Core 2.3 Ghz), 16 Gb@?​Mhz||heavy,​ 32 cores|
 +^ |? ||head&​io|
 +^OS|Suse 9 or Redhat AS 4|||
 +^Storage|no||mass & high perf|
 +^InfiniBand|16 nodes||? port switch|
 +^Software|Scali/​Manager||integrated management software|
 +^Support| |||
 +
 +^Quote 2#3^34 node HPCC $216,400 (no further details)^^^
 +^Nodes| a total of 34 nodes, 68 cpus, 272 cores|||
 +^ |34 Xeon 5355, 2*(Quad Core 2.6 Ghz), 2 Gb@?​Mhz||light,​ 272 cores|
 +^ |? ||head&​io|
 +^OS|Suse 9 or Redhat AS 4|||
 +^Storage|no||mass & high perf|
 +^InfiniBand|all nodes||? port switch|
 +^Software|Scali/​Manager||integrated management software|
 +^Support| |||
 +
 +
 +===== In Conclusion =====
 +
 +The main differences between Vendor #1, Quote 2 and Vendor #2, Quote 2 is that the Vendor 2 quote provides fewer nodes, more cores (all are quad-core), and extends the infiniband connectivity to all nodes. ​ Extending infiniband to all 40 nodes in Vendor #1's Quote 2 would bring the price up to $195K (estimated). ​ Upgrading the 40 work nodes to 5355 (2.66 GHz) quad-core processors would add another $20K (a very rough maximum estimate), bringing the total to $215K (for a cluster that has 10 more nodes than the Vendor #2 quote). ​ Vendor #2 quotes seem to cost considerably more, even when normalizing for the more advanced hardware.
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