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post #1 of 11
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do you think i should get:

2 x 24-thread X5650 Xeon's OR
2 x 64-CORE AMD Interlagos BullDozer-Based CPUs
would be better for folding

the Xeon's run 4.2Ghz each
the Interlagos i hear will be 2.0Ghz-2.2Ghz (not completely sure yet)
post #2 of 11
Hmm... I'd go with the Xeons... partly because I just like Intel, and partly because from what Deeeebs has said, he gets best results with two SMP client using ~30 threads each, so it probably wouldn't scale all that well to 64 cores.

24 cores at 4.2Ghz though, with the possibility of these new -bigadv WUs (I say possibility; odds are while they're in beta they probably won't be completely stable) might be a better bet.
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Need moar corez!
AMD has more cores but seems to be quite slow?! Get Xeons


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xeonsssssssssssss from intel
they usually are faster clock for clock btw amd so xeon
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I'm going to say AMD simply cause someone needs to say it. Personally I would go with intel though.

Is there even much info out about these bulldozer server chips?
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We do not know the performance of Bulldozer yet.... It's a new architecture so core count and clock are not enough.
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Originally Posted by robbo2 View Post
I'm going to say AMD simply cause someone needs to say it. Personally I would go with intel though.

Is there even much info out about these bulldozer server chips?
wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too early for BD to be considered. Need more saturation first
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post #8 of 11
If you HAD to get them now. I must agree with the xeons being a better choice. If this isnt exactly on a timeline.. I would wait. The OC'ing of either chip is well ... yes.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
We do not know the performance of Bulldozer yet.... It's a new architecture so core count and clock are not enough.
This.

If you need the system now, Intel is really the only way to go.

But if you're looking 1-3months down the line, waiting is all you can do at the moment. We have no idea if Bulldozer will blow the competition away or be a complete disappointment.
post #10 of 11
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well im finishing my second 24-core Xeon server at the moment just waiting on the motherboard to come back and get a PSU, CPUs & HDD for it and its finished, then i start saving for Servers 3 & 4 the longer i wait the cheaper the parts get so...

P.S. no the Interlagos will not be out for another few months but theres plenty i can do in the mean time, if i was to get them i would wait for others to test first and get results but from what ive seen they will stock @ 2-2.2Ghz but with 2 Integer cores and a data Thread per "Core" as AMDs new "Hyper-Threading" challenger to be physical instead of code, and they are 16-cores each, im basing this off seeing a concept 4-socket mobo for them to get 64-cores
Edited by OCTDBADBRO - 6/4/11 at 4:39am
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