- Dec 22, 2012
Maybe there are some oddball circumstances where you need 28 cores localized to one socket running at relatively-high clockspeeds. A lot of software that's sufficiently-parallel to run over 28 cores, regardless of the socket config, can be made to run acceptably well on multisocket systems or even on small, cheap clusters.
And what if those two scenarios are actually from the same software and has to "trade" data between them?!
There is need for anything and everything out there,just because it seems stupid to us doesn't mean it is stupid.