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

Nick Wedd nick at maproom.co.uk
Sun Nov 7 09:21:58 PST 2010


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<AANLkTinDCMXN5+bEbfG9uJc1jRF9A4KTTTDQGfUQO+BQ at mail.gmail.com>, steve 
uurtamo <uurtamo at gmail.com> writes
>does the hardware need to be onsite?

Yes.

Nick

>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
>> ________________________________
>> From: computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org
>> [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.
>>>
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