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

David Fotland fotland at smart-games.com
Sat Nov 6 18:59:08 PDT 2010


With all cores going flat out, overclocking is risky.  For Many faces, I
think 12 GB should be enough, but some testing would confirm.

David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org [mailto:computer-go-
> bounces at dvandva.org] On Behalf Of Michael Williams
> Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 6:51 PM
> To: computer-go at dvandva.org
> Subject: Re: [Computer-go] OT: prices for fast computer-go hardware
> 
> 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
> >
> > --
> > Darren Cook, Software Researcher/Developer
> >
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