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

Michael Williams michaelwilliams75 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 22:49:14 PDT 2010


The catch is that those CPUs only run at 2.0 and 1.7 GHz, respectively.


On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 12:45 AM, Darren Cook <darren at dcook.org> wrote:
>> that motherboard is for the 8000 series opterons, not the 2000 series ones
>> you quote. The cheapest 8000 series is $1610 each.
>
> Thanks for the correction David.
>
> Poking around some more I found the G34 AMD CPUs, with 8 or 12 cores on
> a single CPU. $420 for a dual-CPU motherboard [1]. Cheapest 8-core chip
> is $300 [2]. So if $480 for everything else you need, $1500 for a
> 16-core machine? $800 for the 12-core chip, giving $2500 for a 24-core
> machine.
>
> I've done a little bit more study this time, and as far as I can tell
> these 6100 series CPUs are fine for 2 and 4 socket motherboards. (A bit
> more poking around couldn't find a 4-socket G34 motherboard that is not
> just "coming soon".)
>
> Darren
>
> [1]:
> http://www.directron.com/kgped16.html
>
> [2]: Note: no cooling.
> http://www.directron.com/6128wkt8egowof.html
>
> [3]: Note: no cooling.
> http://www.directron.com/os6164vatcego.html
>
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