Hello. I am totally new to HPC world and have a basic question. For running HPC Excel jobs (workbook offloading), are 10 compute nodes (made of 10 independent servers with, say 1GB RAM each) better than 2 compute nodes (2 independent servers with 5 cores
(processors) each, where each core has 1 GB RAM)? This question arises because for the first option (10 servers), I need to have 10 Excel licenses whereas for the second option (2 servers), I think I can do with just 2!

Thanks in advance.