Given that I’m trying to get back into a regular schedule of posting (and the relative frequency of “interesting” search phrases that lead people here), I hereby present the October 23rd Search Term Edition post! In case you missed last week’s, you can find it here.
With further ado, let’s get started.
Search Term #1: AX4-5
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Just to add to the ever-growing information data base on the excellent Tyan S5397.
If you seem to be having problems with reported memory bandwidth in your favourite worthless synthetic benchmark or reality-based simulation workload, try disabling the Snoop Filter in the bios.
Remember, the Intel Xeon processors use a different set of prefetch schedulers than standard “consumer” level parts, so, this can also affect workload.
One of the things I do in my spare time is develop rendering systems for a client in another country. The cool thing about this is that I’m able to use cutting-edge AMD processors and platforms from Tyan and nVidia in order to accomplish these goals.
I just found out that one of my rendering systems was used to process the following Coca-Cola commercial for the 2008 Summer Olympics!!! There is a little special trick to this system, however, that warrants a closer look. [click to continue…]