What would *you* do with 40 extra cores?
We’ve been doing a lot of tuning to Spinn3r lately and find that we’ve seriously improved the CPU performance of our application. So much so that we’re 100% disk bound and find that we have 40 1.8Ghz Opteron processors free to do any additional work.
Of course, I’m sure we’ll find something. There are plenty of other information retrieval tasks we could perform or our clients.
Until then maybe we’ll play with folding@home. :)
Check out the performance boost in the graph below. This is just for one portion of our robot cluster. The graph shows percentage free for each core. So 3000 is 30 cores.