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Systems with 2 or 4 CPUs are very cool and all, but... how cool are they? What kind of temperatures are to be expected of the CPUs?

The AMD server chips (G34) run very cool. Even overclocked, a 212+ is WAY MORE than enough. If you're imagining huge server rooms air conditioned, these are very different thumb.gif
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Great thread. Just joined, and very interested in this subject since I want to build a system with as much CPU power as possible for stock market analysis.
As I read here, the 6274's have 16 cores but can not be OC'd, while the 6174's have 12 cores and can OC.
I would appreciate it if anyone could comment on the CPU benchmark comparison;

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/multi_cpu.html
It shows the 6274's outperforming the 6174's. Once the 6174's are OC'd will they outperform a 6274 setup?
Thanks for sharing all the info.
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Great thread. Just joined, and very interested in this subject since I want to build a system with as much CPU power as possible for stock market analysis.

Check here for a thread discussing backtesting. A comparison including a 4P overclocked 6174 will be posted there soon.

http://www.bigmiketrading.com/ninjatrader/18263-ninjatrader-16-cores-5.html

I don't think the CPU benchmark site is the definitive answer on which will perform better. The golden rule is to simulate the exact workload before making decisions regarding hardware or performance.
post #234 of 758
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Great thread. Just joined, and very interested in this subject since I want to build a system with as much CPU power as possible for stock market analysis.
As I read here, the 6274's have 16 cores but can not be OC'd, while the 6174's have 12 cores and can OC.
I would appreciate it if anyone could comment on the CPU benchmark comparison;

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/multi_cpu.html
It shows the 6274's outperforming the 6174's. Once the 6174's are OC'd will they outperform a 6274 setup?
Thanks for sharing all the info.

I strongly suggest avoiding Passmark.... terrible terrible terrible benchmarks. Their charts are so wrong its not even funny.

Usually the Interlagos (thats the newer, 62XX chips) are equal to the Magny Cours (thats the older, 61XX chips) when they're at the same clock speed and have 2 more cores.
so a 2.0ghz IL with 16 cores = a 2.0ghz MC with 12 cores.

IL chips also consume quite a bit more power... If power is a concern I'd stick to the MC chips (especially since they do overclock). Not to mention the 6174's would be cheaper thumb.gif
 
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Placed my first order for this project, have a SuperMicro H8QGi-F coming my way :-) haven't quite made my mind up on the CPU's. but most likely will go for the 6282 SE's.
other items on my list:
Corsair AX1200
Quadro NVS-450 x 2 PCI-E 16 to support 8 monitors
OCZ Z-drive R4 600Gb PCI-E 2.0x8 (yes expensive, but think its worth it)
Xigmatek Elysium
Win server 2008 (unfortunately my apps are win based)

In terms of memory I see that most here on this list opt for the G.Skill Ripjaws. Looking at Supermicros recommendations, they have tested only Hynix and Samsung ECC registered 1600 DDR3 SDram. The Ripjaws are unbuffered, and also a bit cheaper. Googling for ECC registered, I see that they all have CAS11, while the unbuffered is CAS9.

Will I give up performance with the registered ram's but gain stability, versus using the unbuffered Ripjaws?

for example a Kingston quad kit 4x4Gb 1600MHz DDR3 ECC Reg CL11 DIMM (Kit of 4) SR x4 w/TS - 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 - ECC - Registered - 240-pin DIMM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239029
would need 4 of these to get a total of 64Gb
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post #236 of 758
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Win server 2008 (unfortunately my apps are win based)

Sucks for you indeed, is there a VM software that can handle anything more than 24 threads that runs under Windoh's?
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OCZ Z-drive R4 600Gb PCI-E 2.0x8 (yes expensive, but think its worth it)

Expensive yes. Insanely expensive double check. Worth more than all my current computer equipment...yes
post #238 of 758
I might do a 4P workstation build, could anyone help me out here the main issues is finding a case, I have been looking around and I can't seem to find a good rackmount case that will support SWTX besides SuperMicro's $1k one, anyone care to guide me in my search?
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First of all, this is a great guide so thank you to derickwm. I'm thinking about building a 2P dedicated folding rig and I was wondering if someone could tell me what the difference is between the 5670 and 5690 chipsets? I noticed that the two motherboard suggestions are different (one is 5670 and one is 5690).

I'm looking at a different Tyan one right now....TYAN S8230GM4NR-LE. Is there any reason not to get that board? I like the cpu placement better and also the fact that it is EATX.

On a side note, I've been watching ebay for awhile now and I haven't really seen any 6128s at $100. Should I keep waiting? Or just pay the $180-$250 that they are going for these days?
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