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

steve uurtamo uurtamo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 08:07:00 PST 2010


does the hardware need to be onsite?

s.

On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Brian Sheppard <sheppardco at aol.com> wrote:
> I recently reached the same conclusion for single-processor systems: a 980x
> system seems best.
>
> Building your own is crucial here, as buying pre-built systems will get you
> a ton of stuff (graphics cards, RAID, etc.) that computer Go does not need.
> And then everything (case, power supply, cooling) will be overbuilt to
> match.
>
> Brian
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> [mailto:computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org] On Behalf Of Don Dailey
> Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 7:38 AM
> To: computer-go at dvandva.org
> Subject: Re: [Computer-go] OT: prices for fast computer-go hardware
>
> I think you get the most bang for the buck with the i7-980x,  which is not
> really the same chip as the other Intel chips,  and I think they are coming
> out with improved versions of that if they have not already.    This has 6
> real cores (and 6 additional pseudo cores.)    It's not 8 or 16 or more like
> we are talking about,  but you can put your own together for less than
> $2000.0.    Each core is faster than the other i7 cores and it's clocked at
> 3.2 and can be seriously overclocked as it has the smaller die size compared
> to the lesser i7's.     This chip itself is pricey,  but you get more
> performance out of 1 of these than you do 2 of the other i7 quad cores we
> are talking about.
> Also,  don't forget that given the same total cpu cycles less cores is
> better than more cores as a general rule.
> For 5000 you could build 2 of these systems,  although they would be
> separate boxes.
> Don
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 7:06 AM, Petr Baudis <pasky at ucw.cz> wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 10:41:47AM +0900, Darren Cook wrote:
>> > 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?)
>>
>> BTW, last I checked Intel still had *much* faster processors than AMD at
>> the high end (though you pay more buck per computing power). If someone
>> has any benchmarks that would point otherwise, I will be glad to see
>> them, since we are currently picking a new HPC server to buy too.
>>
>> --
>>                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
>> The true meaning of life is to plant a tree under whose shade
>> you will never sit.
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