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If I would currently have crap load of money to spend and I would want to build a boinc farm for running BURP&GPUGrid I would do something like this lol
spank them sandys to as high clock as they can go

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jesus, wth. what website is that?
    
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If I would currently have crap load of money to spend and I would want to build a boinc farm for running BURP&GPUGrid I would do something like this lol
spank them sandys to as high clock as they can go

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ask tex, I always have something up my sleeve. biggrin.gif
    
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have you considered the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 motherboard, it has room for quad sli and has all the fruit on it as far as overclocking goes smile.gif
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Originally Posted by magic8192 View Post

And run what chip. The X6 1100T? How do you think an OC X6 1100T would compare in BOINC to an unoverclocked interlagos G34 16 core chip? I think the interlagos G34 would smack the X6 around.

it's just that some times works out better/cheaper to run multiple cheaper systems and it also means that ya don't run out of GPU slots
but its just a suggestion?
and it works for me so far smile.gif
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Here is a guide in the folding section, about the best ways to build a 2-4 CPU machines. Even has a nice little price break down. Not sure how well these would run compared to a 5Ghz 2600k on BOINC, but someone should get one and run it. Just to see how good it does.
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you go first!
    
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Here is a guide in the folding section, about the best ways to build a 2-4 CPU machines. Even has a nice little price break down. Not sure how well these would run compared to a 5Ghz 2600k on BOINC, but someone should get one and run it. Just to see how good it does.

I just told my wife I needed to find an extra 4k in the budget, following your suggestion. Thanks to you, I just had to dodge a knife, an axe, and a bullet. thankfully, I've got quick reflexes... ninja.gif
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I currently have an AMD FX motherboard with an X6 1035T processor. Was planning on going bulldozer with it, but that has fizzled and the 1035T is underwhelming in overall BOINC performance.
One of my relatives wants to buy my X6 1035T machine and I see this as an opportunity to start fresh. smile.gif
I currently have 2 setups that interest me.
A sandy bridge-E setup or
Interlagos G34 server with dual processors.
I am comparing SB-E overclocked performance to Interlagos as stock speed because you can't overclock the interlagos (server) board.
The performance of the 32 thread interlagos machine would probably be a little higher than the 12 core HT SB-E, but the SB-E would be a little cheaper.
I also don't know if I could run Win7 on the interlagos machine? Everyone is either running Server 2008 or linux on most of those boards. I would guess that the SB-E would be a little better supported with what I am wanting to do here, but I am not sure?
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

What projects do you plan on running? An i7 2600K is the best for long term crunching. The higher initial cost for the CPU will be paid for with the lower power over time. For projects like WCG, a 2600k and Z68 can't be beat. If you're doing GPU BOINC projects, just make sure you have enough PCIe bandwidth and current to keep the GPUs fed!

Multi-socket systems are nice, but also entail higher risk in the long term. If the board dies, you may not be able to replace it, leaving you with two useful CPUs, that just became useless. High performance, single socket systems are the most cost effective way for crunching in the long term.
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Five 570's? lmaosmiley.gif


Yeah it would be nice



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jesus, wth. what website is that?


www.mindfactory.de

German store with nice prices usually. One of the most popular here in Finland. Also www.hardwareversand.de is #2 most popular store from Germany here in Finland.

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DarkRyder would cry out of the #1 spot if that was actually someone BOINC hardware tongue.gif

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You can always window shop whistle.gif

 

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I've done some research into this very subject and can offer the following:
InterLAGos chips are indeed BD architecture and will be slow for the following reasons:
1) G34 has to keep TDP low, so no matter what's inside, clocks are kept low to reduce temperature.
2) Any use of them would best be done using 1/2 the total cores so as to keep the FPU's fully utilized.
3) Magna Core G34 based Opterons will always outperform InterLAGos chips for BOINC tasks, but same speed/temp considerations and neither can be overclocked at present.
4) A 12 core G34 based Opteron of either vintage cannot perform much better than the 1100T overclocked to 3.964GHz and cost 4 times more hardware wise in total.
5) A 16 Core InterLAGos chip would perform marginally better than the 1100T OC'ed running on 8 cores... but just barely... maybe few percent max.
BOINC CPU tasks typically use a ton of FPU power, so FPU speed and count is what should drive your decision.
1100T outperforms an Intel i7-950 at 4.26GHZ all day long every time. 2600K chips need to be highly overclocked to keep up. I7-2500K is the fastest, but it's a 4 core without HT. HT slows them down for BOINC tasks.
In a nutshell, considering the price/performance, you would be better off with several 2500/2600K chips and overclock the pizz out of them. Or, several 1100T machines... But, if you must spend the money and go Opteron, get the 6180SE chip... MagnaCores will always outperform InterLAGos chips.
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Thanks for the info.
A 3930k chip @ 4.5 GHz would be pretty cool too.
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