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By Leonardo
#306682
It's very hard to know which processor did what by just looking at the tiny picture.... are the Core i7, still the best bang for the buck?
4x Opteron 8393 SE on a quad socket (TYAN - S4992) MB
... sounds expensive :shock: :lol:
By dmeyer
#306683
arch3990 wrote:4x Opteron 8393 SE on a quad socket (TYAN - S4992) MB
Get some Istanbuls in there!
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By Leonardo
#306778
arch3990 wrote:
Leonardo wrote: ... sounds expensive :shock: :lol:
4x Opteron 8393SE - US $ 1.530,50 -> eBay USA - less than two Xeon X5580
hmmm...
The closest I could find was this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Supermicro-H8QME-2- ... 286.c0.m14

any good? (oh, wait... I think those are dual core, not quad cores :( )

hmm.. how about this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Opteron-8354-Quad-c ... 286.c0.m14
(that is like $320) :D
By arch3990
#306826
Leonardo wrote:
hmmm...
The closest I could find was this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Supermicro-H8QME-2- ... 286.c0.m14

any good? (oh, wait... I think those are dual core, not quad cores :( )

hmm.. how about this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Opteron-8354-Quad-c ... 286.c0.m14
(that is like $320) :D
one of my Quad Opteron setups is a H8QME-2 I bought for 200 Eur ($ 287) - but you have to take care, only Mainboard Rev. 2.01A has "Shanghai" / "Istanbul" (six-core) support.

I bought 3x 4 pcs. of Opteron 8360 SE on ebay USA - the highest price was $ 1.300 for 4 ($ 325 for one CPU) - so you see it may be quite cheap to get a good Setup for Maxwell :wink:

the NUMA architecture of AMD Opteron is perfect for Maxwell because Maxwell depends on good CPU - RAM performance
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By Leonardo
#306871
interesting... take a look at the motherboard: TYAN S4985G3NR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813151085
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which you can add: TYAN M4985-SI Expansion Board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... on%20board

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So, if add 8 quadcore Opterons from my previous link: http://cgi.ebay.com/Opteron-8354-Quad-c ... 286.c0.m14

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and then a whole bunch of these:
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we should have a fairly decent system for maxwell :mrgreen:

Okay stop dreaming, back to work... :lol:
By arch3990
#307962
dmeyer wrote:
Get some Istanbuls in there!
4x AMD Opteron 8439SE - 2.80 GHz (24 cores): 3m23s / 3157.18

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4x AMD Opteron 8439SE - 2.80 GHz (24 cores) - OC to 3.1 GHz: 3m02s / 3171.85

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By arch3990
#307968
... I can't tell you - HP offers something similar - (HP ProLiant DL585 G6 w. 4x 8439SE) - this system costs (without HDDs) - 13445,50 Eur (in Germany)

(but this system cost less than an actual Mac Pro Octo with 2.66GHz)
By dmeyer
#307969
arch3990 wrote: (but this system cost less than an actual Mac Pro Octo with 2.66GHz)
Ummm, how is that possible? The 8439SE chips alone are $2500+ USD each...
By micheloupatrick
#307980
dmeyer wrote:
arch3990 wrote: (but this system cost less than an actual Mac Pro Octo with 2.66GHz)
Ummm, how is that possible? The 8439SE chips alone are $2500+ USD each...
Yes, the quoted Mac Pro is $4,699...
And you have to buy a motherboard (the Tyan sells for $499 at Newegg), a power supply, some ram, a hard disk drive, a case, a 3D card, keyboard...
you certainly got an incredible deal on those Opteron.
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