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Oooo... I want one

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by Lizard, 23 Sep 2009.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Now that CPUs are making a comeback with the advent of the Linux-only bigadv WUs I can't help but dream about getting one of these new SGI beasts.

    In short - there's space for up to 80 physical and 80 logical CPU cores in one PC-sized box :clap:
     
  2. ThunderBob

    ThunderBob What's a Dremel?

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    Step 1 - Sell house

    Step 2 - Buy SGI Folder Uber Monster.

    Step 3 - Find BIG cardboard box to live in (heated by monster)
     
  3. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Thats a damm nice set up for the size! Dread to think of the price though plus 20 x 5500 series Xeons and 4kw worth of PSU = you could heat a stadium lol

    On the plus side 20 x W5580 Xeons running bigadv's potentially could push out around 400,000+ PPD!!! (with the bigadv bonus)

    OK so Christmas is on its way, If I buy the chassis I wonder if family and friends will buy me the blades? :naughty: hahaha..... dream on.....
     
  4. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    You've got £10k for the chassis & extra psu's & fans :jawdrop:
    The bl460c's are what you want £2.5k + the extra cpu, HDD's & RAM.
    16 of those will fit in one c7000 enclosure (although you'll need 4x psu's & 10x fans).

    Should be good for 600-800k ppd
     
  5. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    The other thing is it will draw a hell of a lot less power than the equivalent PPD from GPUs. Being Intel CPUs with ECC registered RAM they'll also be far more reliable.
     
  6. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    OK so who's clubbing together with me on this to buy one?

    LOL as if. Damn they're nice though. Maybe I'll sell the car and go all public transport and bus, train or cycle everywhere just to get one :hehe:

    It kind of reminds me of the Sun microsystems idea that you can get a transport container delivered to a site with pretty much whatever amount of computing power you need pre- installed in it. You just hook it up to the power and network of your building and you've got a supercomputer at your disposal.

    EDIT: google wins again - they call it a datacenter container and there's some info on them including a picture of one here
     
  7. ThunderBob

    ThunderBob What's a Dremel?

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    ARGH!

    Need to win the lottery....

    So much to buy.....

    Hmmm wonder how much i can get for a kidney.....or lung......
     
  8. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Minimodder

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    google use the datacenter shipping container idea there was an article about it a few months ago.
    might of been on hackaday i think...
     
  9. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Ahhh hackaday. I love that website. I want me a daacenter container!!
     
  10. Votick

    Votick My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    Id have a cargo ship with those datacontainers

    like 200/300 of them on my ship
    and wirless internet

    id just sail to the bahamars and fold :)
     
  11. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Once I've finished writing up this year's Dream PCs I might give SGI a call and see if they might send one in the review :)

    We don't usually review servers, but it's such a monster it could be worth a look...
     
  12. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    :jawdrop::clap::jawdrop:
     
  13. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I love the ability to have 960GB on memory, basically 1TB!

    I take 10 of these beauties!
     
  14. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Good idea to review one and have a play to earn some extra PPD for the team :D

    I would be interested in reading a little bit about servers in the mag so you got my vote ;)
     

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