Dear Jesper Frimann
I write three things:
1) IBM does not going to offer machines with many Nehalem-EX sockets, afraid of cannibalizing POWER7.
2) It will be interesting to see benchmarks on 16 socket Nehalem-EX compared to POWER7 machines.
3) 16-socket Nehalem-EX running Linux will be cheap and fast.
Now, where am I trolling? Is not 1) true? IBM does not want to sell cheap intel stuff with similar performance as the POWER7 - is this not true? Or do you mean that IBM would gladly sell cheap intel stuff with the same performance as the POWER7?
Regarding 2), is it not true that it will be interesting to see 16 socket Nehalem-EX benches? I understand that you are are not interested, as you claim "despite that you need four 5GHz POWER6 to match two 2.93GHz Intel Nehalem, the POWER6 is faster"?! But I assure you, there are lots of people wanting to see the benches and compare to other CPUs.
Regarding 3), is it not true that 16 Nehalem-EX will be cheap and fast?
So, where am I trolling?