[Computer-go] OT: prices for fast computer-go hardware
michaelwilliams75 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 19:03:48 PDT 2010
Ok, now that I've run the numbers, it seems like 12GB would be more than enough.
On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Michael Williams
<michaelwilliams75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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  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
>> CPU configurations?)
>> : Need to go for xeons if you want dual-CPU; the i7 CPUs are only for
>> single-CPU machines.
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