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

Michael Williams 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 [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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