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I want to build a farm and was considering building a dual quad core opteron set up (8 cores). I could acquire chips and board quite cheap. A few questions.
#1 How efficient would this be??
#2 What kind of PPD could i expect?
#3 What series chip would you guys recommend???

Thank you in advance
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Man... if you want info on opteron setups, check out hardforums... they can even help you overclock those server boards...

Make sure you fold it here, though...
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Man... if you want info on opteron setups, check out hardforums... they can even help you overclock those server boards...

Make sure you fold it here, though...
Agreed. Hardfolding had some great info for opty folding. Look for "patriot" he holds some opty records.
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Yup, those [H]-ers are crazy.
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cool, will do, And of course I WILL FOLD FOR US MAN, ARE YOU KIDDING!!!
I am so addicted to folding now, it's not funny.

Would a set up like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ASUS-L1N64-SLI-W...item25660fbd71
With that i could run 4 gpu clients as well, assigning each to a core on one chip. using the rest of that chip for smp, and the other total chip for smp

And these chips be a decent choice??
http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-OPTERON-QUAD...item4cf3e46a58
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Don't worry, we don't tell people they have to Fold for us.

We just kill the defectors.
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Originally Posted by Asustweaker View Post
Would a set up like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ASUS-L1N64-SLI-W...item25660fbd71
With that i could run 4 gpu clients as well, assigning each to a core on one chip. using the rest of that chip for smp, and the other total chip for smp
NOOOOOOO!!!!

You need a quad socket server board
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post #8 of 26
Budget?

Get a quad socket G34 board and run four Opty 6168's.

48 Cores of folding madness!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
NOOOOOOO!!!!

You need a quad socket server board

Like this one http://www.superwarehouse.com/Tyan_T...NR-E/p/1513837
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Ok guys, i will have to survive on ramen noodles and my backyard worms for 5 yrs with the crazy ideas here, LOL.
@ Zodac, i love it, Do you guys need a hitman to track down the deflectors??? You are awesome!!
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