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well, 55xx/56xx of course
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Seriously? Even the lower 5503s?

I'm currently specing out a server for my work that'll handle small business server 2011, exchange 2010, and sharepoint, not to mention being the main file server, but even with all that, it doesn't need anything more than dual low-end xeons. Though there may not be many idle clocks left, maybe I could convince them to help...science.
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Place in houston you say? hmm
Yes I am intrigued too...

OP, where about in Houston is this junkyard of servers? Also the server they mention that I fold on is linked down in my sig.

Back to work I go... (slotting 128 16GB dimms in a dl980 is no fun.)
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Yes yes do tell us your source!
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Back to work I go... (slotting 128 16GB dimms in a dl980 is no fun.)
Ouch, sounds like sore fingers to me.
    
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im running an ASUS Z8PE-D12X Server Board with dual Xeon 5620 cpus, 12gb ram. Been running 24/7 for a few months now.
Edited by ali7up - 2/22/11 at 9:59am
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haha wow! i figured that, there's a place here in houston, tx that i have an account with that sells refubished servers, for a good deal! i was thinking about getting one!!
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Make sure they aren't older servers, they really wouldn't net you much. If they are newer servers, then heck. Do it.
This.

I did LOTS of research into buying a used server for folding. The only retired one currently out that is worth it is the Dell 6850 and it requires 220V. Here's the deal... if you're buying CPU for folding, you need to run bigadv. For that you need a minimum of 8 threads and something north of 3.0 GHz (this is my opinion/observation) unless you can throw 12+ threads at it.

So that means you need to find a quad dual core opteron (most are 1.8 or 2.0 GHz) or dual quad core xeon.

I just bought a used Xeon + motherboard + RAM from an OCNr for $350. It's a newer Xeon x3440 (is like i7 860) and has 4 cores / 8 threads. And it's been folding for 4 or 5 days at 4009 MHz. I'm going to try to start folding -bigadv today once the current WU finishes. So my 115V $350 purchase probably beats that Dell PE6850 I almost bought. And it's my desktop + 24/7 folder.

My next cpu purchase will not have less than 12 threads. The most likely candidate is a quad cpu board with 4 8-core opterons. Thing is, the 2600k might be the game changer. When I've got the $ and start shopping, then the issue comes to ppd per $. It might be less expensive to buy 3 or 4 2600ks than the 32 core opty setup. And what about bulldozer...?

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I'm currently specing out a server for my work that'll handle small business server 2011, exchange 2010, and sharepoint, not to mention being the main file server, but even with all that, it doesn't need anything more than dual low-end xeons. Though there may not be many idle clocks left, maybe I could convince them to help...science.
Actually, servers imho hardly ever work. Folding is much more work than normal work... Check out this thread where I talk about what I did to / with my server...

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i like to check microcenter, but you have to really pay attention to there refurbished deals, but im really thinking about this deal from new egg,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.590180
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Actually, servers imho hardly ever work. Folding is much more work than normal work... Check out this thread where I talk about what I did to / with my server...

Chris
Thanks for the heads-up. Although I'd love the benefits of folding on this machine, I am definitely a little wary about it as well. So the lesson I'm getting from your experiences there is to make sure there's no bottleneck of power and that the folding won't compromise the other tasks. Sound about right?

We're basically starting from scratch with everything since we're moving from an old NAS that's now dead (so currently a shared external until the server comes in). With a new smart switch, APC UPS, complete Dell R510 with battery-backed PERC H700, and related equipment, really the only two things that will be the same are the sonicwall firewall and the ethernet cables since that's just a pain. Once I can convince them to get a second DC/AC-DNS/back-up server/application license server/etc, we already have another UPS ready to go.
My main concern is the stability and if folding would effect other processes. I know it's not suppose to, but I'm still worried. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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fold in a VM set to low priority - that way if it crashes etc it won't affect anything else, and won't slow anything down.
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I was actually thinking about going that route so I'm happy to see you suggest that.
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