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News World's most productive Folder joins Custom PC & bit-tech

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 21 Mar 2011.

  1. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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  2. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    6TB of RAM, that's a lot of pron to have jump on your screen instantly



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  3. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    "guys i'm starting a memtest, see you in two weeks"
     
  4. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Assuming its intel based (AMD dosn't have a triple channel offering afaik) and blade servers generally use low tdp chips, it could be using Xeon L5640s, which run $1000 per chip. ($336000 for CPUs)



    RAM regd ECC 6x4GB + 6x2GB: $135000.

    Call it $75000 for the motherboards; $15000 for the chassis, racks and power supplies (assuming a fair bit of off the shelf gear).

    So we're over 550k, without taking into account HDD/SSD, shipping, installation and the fact that the company providing the product wants a nice chunk of profit.


    All idle speculation though untill zz9pzza puts the specs of his the companys rig in his signature!
     
  5. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    HP Class C Blade Racks with BL460 blades in them?

    Good way to do a burn in test :)
     
  6. Kroy

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    Don't stress guys, it's just the new bit-tech Minecraft server, we'll loan it out to do some folding whenever the next overtake is close.
     
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    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    +rep :lol:
     
  8. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I was wondering what that lot would be used for, more to the point how much would it cost to build and run.:eeek:
     
  9. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    I could probably heat my house with that rig...
     
  10. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    According to my quick calculations at $.10 per kWh that's about $86.40 a day in electricity. I'm glad I don't have their power bill! :jawdrop:
     
  11. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    zz9pzza has officially produced more points this week then 'anonymous'

    This guy deserves a b33r!
     
  12. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    That's not really a huge amount of servers for a farm, but fair play to the lad for using F@H for stress testing.

    Our data centre manager would murder anyone who tried that shizzle in there
     
  13. StoneyMahoney

    StoneyMahoney New Member

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    I could've done something like this a few years ago, I was contracted to setup 6 racks of servers and storage for an MoD subcontractor. Except they were bankrupt before they even took me on and the bailiffs turned up to repossess all the gear before I even open the first box.
     
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    If only we could borrow it for the chimps challenge...
     
  15. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Annnd...I think he's shut it down. :(
     
  16. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Pricing with a HP BL460 blade, i worked it out to just over £806k cost, for the blades alone with no hard drives... their 500gb 7.2k rpm is £230ish, so add another £38k...4 year warrenty at £150 so thats another £25k....
    And i thought the 32 blade rack i was spec'ing up was pricey!
    God damn.
     
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