[Computer-go] OT: prices for fast computer-go hardware

Michael Williams michaelwilliams75 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 18:51:19 PDT 2010


I wonder if all those cores would fill 12GB during the time settings
of the bet.  Perhaps spend the extra on more RAM.

Don't forget to overclock it!


On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 9:41 PM, Darren Cook <darren at dcook.org> wrote:
> (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 [0] for $3200 [1], $230 for motherboard [2], $220
> for 12Gb memory [3]. Then say $350 for hard disk, case, etc.
>
> +$250 for 3.3Ghz [4], -$1200 for 2.6Ghz [5], i.e. $2800.
>
> Or going AMD, I found a 4-CPU motherboard [6] for $750, which could be
> fitted with 4 x 6-core 2.2Ghz opterons [7] for $480 x 4. Wow, $3350 for
> a 24-core 2.2Ghz machine? (Perhaps those opterons are only for single
> CPU configurations?)
>
> Darren
>
> [0]: Need to go for xeons if you want dual-CPU; the i7 CPUs are only for
> single-CPU machines.
>
> [1]:
> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=5962
>
> [2]:
> http://www.directron.com/z8nad6c.html
>
> [3]:
> http://www.directron.com/998770.html
>
> [4]:
> http://www.directron.com/bx80614x5680.html
>
> [5]:
> http://www.directron.com/bx80614x5650.html
>
>
> [6]:
> http://www.directron.com/mbdh8qm32o.html
>
> [7]:
> http://www.directron.com/opteronhexa.html
>
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>
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