With the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) going on, this week is probably going to be dominated by Intel related news. We have already covered some of these benchmark stories on the upcoming Harpertown, the current Clovertown and AMD’s recently launched Barcelona at InsideHPC (The Eon of Xeon). Some more here from The Inquirer benchmarks and The Inquirer memory performance. I’ve not had time to digest these stories in detail. It might be interesting to take some of these server size benchmarks and power numbers and do a paper-exercise to scale them up to typical cluster sizes, and maybe even large systems.