[Computer-go] OT: prices for fast computer-go hardware
darren at dcook.org
Sat Nov 6 18:41:47 PDT 2010
(Background: I've been thinking about the $5000 hardware limit for the
Shodan Go Bet (http://dcook.org/gobet/) and what it now buys.)
It seems a 12-core 3Ghz Intel machine could be put together for about $4000.
2 x 3Ghz 6-core xeons  for $3200 , $230 for motherboard , $220
for 12Gb memory . Then say $350 for hard disk, case, etc.
+$250 for 3.3Ghz , -$1200 for 2.6Ghz , i.e. $2800.
Or going AMD, I found a 4-CPU motherboard  for $750, which could be
fitted with 4 x 6-core 2.2Ghz opterons  for $480 x 4. Wow, $3350 for
a 24-core 2.2Ghz machine? (Perhaps those opterons are only for single
: Need to go for xeons if you want dual-CPU; the i7 CPUs are only for
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