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EVGA Classified SR-2
2x Xeon x5680 Edited from: "i7 980x"
7x gtx 480 (with water blocks, obviously)

I don't know how many points you'd get but I'm sure it would be way over 100,000. I can't think of a configuration that would get you more points.

It would probably cost 8-9k to build.
 

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thats easily a 20k build remember the sr-2 is for xeons which tend to be more expensive than consumer models. expect about 24 gb of ram. good monitors. nice case and a power house psu. im sure someone will try this though. killer machinee
 

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There's really no way to know for sure how many PPD those cards would get without testing some. Also, it's not PPD/computer, it's PPD/$ that matters...

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I wonder what kind of case could house that mobo.

HPTX Form Factor????

It supports LGA 1366 so you could use the i7 980x.

I'm just thinking how cool it would be if someone did it. Obviously it would not be the intent to make it cost effective but to just break a record.
 

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I wonder what kind of case could house that mobo.

HPTX Form Factor????

It supports LGA 1366 so you could use the i7 980x.

I'm just thinking how cool it would be if someone did it. Obviously it would not be the intent to make it cost effective but to just break a record.

No you could not. That motherboard only supports certain Xeon processors with dual QPI functionality.

the 5500 and 5600 series to be precise.
 

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EVGA Classified SR-2
2x i7 980x
7x gtx 480 (with water blocks, obviously)

I don't know how many points you'd get but I'm sure it would be way over 100,000. I can't think of a configuration that would get you more points.

It would probably cost 8-9k to build.

Actally that setup would get you 0 PPD because:

You can't use 2 puny i7 980x in a SR-2, you need a Xeon chip with dual QPI to be able to run two CPUs in a dual-socket board.

You most likely won't be able to fit 7 GTX 480s on the SR-2 due to the sheer size of each card and the between each PCI-E slots are just not enough room between them. Might as well go for 4 HD5970s.

So at this point, I guess the highest PPD, single rig setup would be 2 X5680s and 5970s all on water or better cooling with massive OCing. Just the X5680s will set you back $3600
 

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No you could not. That motherboard only supports certain Xeon processors with dual QPI functionality.

the 5500 and 5600 series to be precise.

either way it would be so awesome I think the awesome meter would explode
 

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You most likely won't be able to fit 7 GTX 480s on the SR-2 due to the sheer size of each card and the between each PCI-E slots are just not enough room between them. Might as well go for 4 HD5970s.

Sure you could, you just need water blocks instead of stock cooling
 

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Sure you could, you just need water blocks instead of stock cooling

ah good point. although even with water cooling, is there enough room to route the tubing to and fro each card?

In that case why not got for 7 HD5970s for a total of 14 GPUs?
 

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ah good point.

In that case why not got for 7 HD5970s for a total of 14 GPUs?

I would imagine they put out less PPD?
 

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ah good point.

In that case why not got for 7 HD5970s for a total of 14 GPUs?

ATI's client still sucks last I checked.

Besides... when you say one computer.... would a cluster count?
 

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I would imagine they put out less PPD?

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ATI's client still sucks last I checked.
Ah. I didn't know Folding was nvidia-biased


Or is nvidia slipping something extra every now and then to them geeks over at Stanford
 

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ATI's client still sucks last I checked.

Besides... when you say one computer.... would a cluster count?
No, I'd say it has to fit into one case.

Thing is, what kind of case would fit that mobo!?!
 

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the sr2 in could support the i7 980x it has dual qpi i believe, and y do you have gtx280's? you dont need to be in sli to fold, cover that badboy mobo with gtx295's
 

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aww man, that bites, a well thier are xeon cores that have 8 cpus ya?
 

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Two high clocked Nehalem xeons should net 100k ppd in bigadv folding alone.

Maybe with ht 1-2 threads can be dedicated to gpu clients so with four GTX 480s thats another 60k ppd (conservative estimate).
 
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