Fastest Quad core/ quad cpu machine available?

halik

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Slightly Off-topic for off-topic, but i figure this is a good place to start. What's the fastest 4-core /4 cpu set up money can buy right now? For number crunching specifically, computational finance and 4 cores/chips max.


But completely on topic for CPUs.

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IGBT

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is the power profile better on dual core i.e. standby power consumption/typical usage consumption?
 

Homerboy

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Ummm why wouldnt you post this in one of the specific forums? Like CPUs and Overclocking?
 

halik

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Ummm why wouldnt you post this in one of the specific forums? Like CPUs and Overclocking?

Not overclocking related, and I suspect the cpu forum will just get people riled about about overclocking/water cooling and nonsense like that. I just need to buy off the shelf number crunching machine for work.
 

Homerboy

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Not overclocking related, and I suspect the cpu forum will just get people riled about about overclocking/water cooling and nonsense like that. I just need to buy off the shelf number crunching machine for work.

The forum is "CPUs AND Overclocking". Not "Overclocking CPUs".
The point is you will get a much more defined and correct answer in that forum. Or you could even post in General Hardware. This is by no means OT.
 

Ksyder

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The forum is "CPUs AND Overclocking". Not "Overclocking CPUs".
The point is you will get a much more defined and correct answer in that forum. Or you could even post in General Hardware. This is by no means OT.

That is a mighty fine 14000th post.
 

dfuze

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Any reason why you wouldn't want 6 cores? Especially if money isn't a problem.
 

halik

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Any reason why you wouldn't want 6 cores? Especially if money isn't a problem.

Licensing issues; anything over 4 cores bumps our cost by solid 6 figures. At that level is becomes a problem ... :)
 

Juddog

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No, max 4 cores total. Wasn't sure if the license was per cpu or per core. It's per core.

Ok so you just want the fastest quad core available. If you're running a server doing number crunching you probably want a Xeon with ECC memory. In that case you would want to use a Xeon X5677. This Xeon supports 1333 memory too with triple channel memory (for number crunching you'll want as high of memory bandwidth as possible).
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=47929

They are on buy.com for $1,723.99.
http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-xeon-d...214920852.html
 

Juddog

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Also if you want a whole server planned around the chip, you can go to dell.com, go to the small business, servers, and customize a poweredge T710. When you hit customize you will see the X5677 as an option for the processors. Make sure whatever RAM you pick has ECC and is 1333 and you'll be set.
 

aigomorla

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Need to be 4 core / 4 cpu. Money is not an issue.

X5677

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=47929


umm this isnt the 5677, but u get the idea:
Q3QT32nmquadcore.jpg




Licensing issues; anything over 4 cores bumps our cost by solid 6 figures. At that level is becomes a problem ... :)

Can u assign affinity so the program only uses 4 cores?
yet everything can else use the rest of the 6 cores?
 
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anishannayya

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How about just getting an i5 760 for $160 and OC that to 4.2 GHZ? Bet you that can outperform even a 980x in 99% of applications.