[Computer-go] Hardware advice

David Fotland fotland at smart-games.com
Fri Jan 11 23:02:39 PST 2013


I like AWS.  16 cores for $3 per hour is pretty good.  That's as many as you
get with shared memory though.  To go higher you would need your program to
scale with a network.

David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org [mailto:computer-go-
> bounces at dvandva.org] On Behalf Of Erik van der Werf
> Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 1:44 PM
> To: computer-go at dvandva.org
> Subject: Re: [Computer-go] Hardware advice
> 
> Personally I'd go for the 6344, or perhaps the 6238, but in general I
> agree; comparable Intel systems are ridiculously over-priced.
> 
> Erik
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 9:07 PM, Rémi Coulom <Remi.Coulom at free.fr>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We are considering investing into some high-end tournament hardware
> for Crazy Stone. It has to be a single machine.
> >
> > Right now, I am considering a server such as this one:
> > http://www.thinkmate.com/System/RAX_QS5-4410
> > With 4 x Sixteen-Core AMD Opteron™ Model 6386 SE (2.8 GHz)
> >
> > It seems that Intel alternatives with a similar price are much less
> powerful. Is there anything I am missing?
> >
> > I checked that the clock efficiency of our Intel server is 1.4 better
> than our AMD bulldozer. I expect that hyperthreading does not help very
> much because of scalability problems, but I am not so sure.
> >
> > Any recommendation would be welcome.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rémi
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