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Boinc can run many, many separate tasks so its not limited like many other applications. If one boinc session can't give you enough steady tasks a VM might work.

So many questions....

When I get this thing fired up this thread will be inundated with them. I don't know a thing about servers, so be prepared! tongue.gif
post #152 of 539
I didn't really do anything different on my 2P compared to a desktop board. I was messing around trying to get a Linux network driver installed until i read online somewhere that someone else's board from Natex came with the NIC's disabled. D'oh.
post #153 of 539
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The E7-4870 is designed for scalability according to this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/05/intel_xeon_e7_launch/

But at the same time you still have this:http://www.extremetech.com/computing/116561-the-death-of-cpu-scaling-from-one-core-to-many-and-why-were-still-stuck
which was written during the same time frame these CPU's were made.

Guess I'll have to see what happens.

I am pretty sure the hardware can handle the scaling, It is the software that seems to have some issues. The people running the projects aren't worried about scaling above 64 because there may be 3 or 4 such machines boincing.

This is all theoretical and heresay though. If you get some this hardware, you can test it all out.

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I didn't really do anything different on my 2P compared to a desktop board. I was messing around trying to get a Linux network driver installed until i read online somewhere that someone else's board from Natex came with the NIC's disabled. D'oh.

The first thing I did on the natex boards was flash the bios so I didn't have any of those issues.
post #154 of 539
I found a Z9PE-D16...only difference I can see is that it D16 has 16 memory slots. Would I have any issues using this, even for a workstation though its technically a server board? At less than $400 its attractive once I see off the P9X79.

Err..wait..I see it has SAS controller too. Never used that. Hmm..maybe wait to see if I can find a WS board.
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post #155 of 539
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I found a Z9PE-D16...only difference I can see is that it D16 has 16 memory slots. Would I have any issues using this, even for a workstation though its technically a server board? At less than $400 its attractive once I see off the P9X79.

Err..wait..I see it has SAS controller too. Never used that. Hmm..maybe wait to see if I can find a WS board.

THE SAS are a different type of hard drive. It still has SATA drives, so you'd just use them?
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post #156 of 539
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I found a Z9PE-D16...only difference I can see is that it D16 has 16 memory slots. Would I have any issues using this, even for a workstation though its technically a server board? At less than $400 its attractive once I see off the P9X79.

Err..wait..I see it has SAS controller too. Never used that. Hmm..maybe wait to see if I can find a WS board.

The sas controllers I use will use sata drives as well, should not be an issue YMMV


Besides I have that exact board and I am for sure using a sata drive with it
post #157 of 539
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THE SAS are a different type of hard drive. It still has SATA drives, so you'd just use them?

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The sas controllers I use will use sata drives as well, should not be an issue YMMV


Besides I have that exact board and I am for sure using a sata drive with it

Right, it does. Sorry, that came off wrong. I'm not put off by the SAS. Just never used it. Has plenty of SATA..4 Sata 2 and 2 Sata 3. I think you need a PIKE board to use SAS, whatever that is. New tech for me to learn.biggrin.gif The D8 would have the features I would want, just slightly more $, just supports less memory than the D16. I don't think I'd go over 64GB anyhow. As it is I plan on taking the current 16GB and buy another 16GB. Decisions, decisions.
post #158 of 539
Unless you are going into production I would skip the sas drives anyway. They are way more expensive, I only use sas in my servers that need to be up 24/7/365. In fact I had to buy 6 today (ouch)

Sata is 99% as good in reliability and performance for like speeds. I have one box that has been up ~5 years with no issues with 6 samsung sata hdd's

if you want performance of course ssd's are the ticket
post #159 of 539
Hmmmm, so you can put SATA HDDs on a SAS?

I got two old IBM servers that need RAM and HDDs. It just they have the quick swap bays with SAS ribbon. Was not sure if there was a way to use SATA drives on those.

Tricky part is finding RAM since they use DDR RAM and max at 4GBs (1GB on each stick). tongue.gif
 
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Hmmmm, so you can put SATA HDDs on a SAS?

I got two old IBM servers that need RAM and HDDs. It just they have the quick swap bays with SAS ribbon. Was not sure if there was a way to use SATA drives on those.

Tricky part is finding RAM since they use DDR RAM and max at 4GBs (1GB on each stick). tongue.gif

SAS to SATA Breakout Cables

The one in the link is mini SAS, but there are full size SAS also, just click on the options.
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