Abdul tips a thin little review up at The Inquirer of the Themis Slice. "The Slice is a three socket Opteron machine with two PCIe slots and two Infiniband 4x ports... Why would you want three sockets rather than four? Easy, latency. Any CPU in a 3S system is one hop away from any other CPU. In a 4S system, you can be two hops away. This adds latency, and more importantly, you take a big hit on cache coherency latency. This kills performance."
"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is
the exact opposite."
-- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928