I may return to Folding with Team 93; but first I need to pass on some 48-core workstations.
As some of you may know, I left Folding@Home a year and a half ago due to my Folding systems not being efficient for Folding at that time. I had too much invested in them to just turnaround and build better optimized machines. It's been a great ride with BOINC with those systems, but that too is ending. Power here in Alaska is expensive (twice the national average where I live), and I just can't justify the cost anymore of 24-hour distributed computing. The good news is that I will finally be building new GPU-compute systems, optimized for Folding....Team 93, baby. That is, if I can unload some used monster workstations.
If anyone's interested in 48-Core (real cores) AMD Magny Cours, overclocking ready, Linux loving beasts, please contact me. I have already traded one for some sought after parts, but I still have three for sale.
Moderators, if I need to start a formal Trading Post thread, please let me know.
Are these towers or rack mounted?
Could you post a part list? Also, as shwaiples said, tower or rackmount? Asking price?
All good on this thread, no need to start a new one
I'll talk to Linc about buying one of these systems for the basement of ICHQ as a dedicated Team 93 box.
Wasn't the point that they're not efficient enough to use for that?
Correct, it would be both power and time wasteful.
I guess I misunderstood. I thought it was that it wasn't efficient for him due to power costs in Alaska being so high.
Yeah, the changes to how points are awarded make it much more efficient to run GPU based. It also appears the projects supporting cores beyond 6 is still touch and go.
Found the deets on the systems
Hi, guys. Sorry about dropping the thread and seemingly running away. I guess I didn't have my preferences set to notify me activity in the thread/conversation. I've sold two systems; two are left. Absolutely correct that multi-core CPU is no longer an efficient producer for Folding@Home work units. The Supermicro G34 4Ps do though, kick ass in BOINC CPU-oriented projects, such as some World Community Grid (IBM) projects and Rosetta (University of Washington). I enjoyed volunteering for those projects very much, I just can't suffer the power bill anymore. My electricity rate here in is about twice that of the national US average. I will continue with distributed computing, just not 48-core G34. Here's the parts list. If there's more than casual interest I'll post a Trading Post thread.
48-Core AMD 6000 Series Opteron Workstation-Servers, Overclocking Ready
Two (2) AMD Opteron (Magny Cours), 48-Core, Server-Workstations for sale. These systems are rock solid reliable and are overclocking ready.
All the hardware is in very good to excellent condition and was fully functional as of August 19, when I last operated these systems.
Again, sorry about not responding. I've fixed my notification preferences.
I sold all the quad socket monsters. One of my new Folders is ready to go. The other one is awaiting a few parts. I should be back up and Folding for Team 93 by the end of the month.