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Dann Corbit



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PostPost subject: Re: 128-core AMD server    Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:01 am Reply to topic Reply with quote

phhnguyen wrote:
jdart wrote:
I bought one of these from Weird Stuff Warehouse, a Silicon Valley surplus store:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SuperMicro-2022TG-HTRF-2U-Server-8x-16-Core-Opteron-6376-128GB-RAM-4x-128GB-SSD/302507494792

It is actually 4 32-core nodes, each with its own OS and network. It boots CentOS, but I don't know the root password, so will have to reinstall the OS.

They still have one left, if anyone is interested.

--Jon


Wow, so good computer and so nice price!!!

I am interested on that kind of computer. However I won't buy this one at the moment since I have not enough knowledge to use.

Just few curious questions:

- Is it really one computer or two sticked together?
- Can I install Windows for that?
- Is it possible to add few more standard hard disks (ones for desktop computers)?
- Compare it with a desktop using one latest AMD cpu, say a Ryzen Threadripper 16 cores / 32 threads, which one is stronger for chess?

Thanks


I have something very similar. I also have 64 cores and 128 GB RAM.

They are NUMA architecture. To use all the cores, the programs should be tuned for that. But all the programs that do well in TCEC should be examples to think of because that is NUMA also.

As far as Windows, you don't want Windows on a box like that. The license fees are absurd.

You can easily add thumb drives. With disk drives you can add them but they need to be SAS drives. Now the good news: SAS drives are twice as fast. Now the bad news: SAS drives cost twice as much

If you look at Ipman's site you will see that my machine is about the same speed as the high end threadripper. On the other hand, the threadripper machine costs many times what I paid. On the other hand, my machine is really noisy and uses electricity like it was going out of style.

So do what is best for you.

I put Ubuntu Linux on it. Ubuntu Linux is not hard to use.
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128-core AMD server Jon Dart Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:53 pm
      Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:58 pm
            Re: 128-core AMD server Jon Dart Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:35 pm
      Re: 128-core AMD server Nguyen Pham Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:35 am
            Re: 128-core AMD server Jon Dart Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:48 am
                  Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:06 am
                        Re: 128-core AMD server Nguyen Pham Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:49 am
                              Re: 128-core AMD server Jon Dart Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:21 am
                                    Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:02 am
                              Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:00 am
            Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:01 am
            Re: 128-core AMD server Bojun Guo Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:11 pm
      Re: 128-core AMD server Ed Schroder Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:11 am
            Re: 128-core AMD server Patrik Karlsson Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:55 am
      Re: 128-core AMD server Joshua Shriver Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:04 am
            Re: 128-core AMD server Jon Dart Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:13 am
                  Re: 128-core AMD server Joshua Shriver Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:16 am
      Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:43 am
            Re: 128-core AMD server Adam Hair Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:30 am
                  Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:05 am
                        Re: 128-core AMD server Jon Dart Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:31 pm
                              Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:39 am
                              Re: 128-core AMD server Leo Anger Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:59 pm
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                                          Re: 128-core AMD server Leo Anger Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:50 am
                        Re: 128-core AMD server Greg Campbell Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:36 am
                  Re: 128-core AMD server Leo Anger Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:52 pm
      Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:56 am
            Re: 128-core AMD server Jon Dart Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:01 am
                  Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:06 am
      Re: 128-core AMD server Jon Dart Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:45 am
            Re: 128-core AMD server Dann Corbit Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:20 am
                  Re: 128-core AMD server Jon Dart Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:05 pm
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                        Re: 128-core AMD server Leo Anger Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:48 am
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