Registered: Jan 2009
09-05-12 11:29 AM
Quote from dolemitettu:Six? Wow, what's your primary use? Backtesting & simulation?
I ended up buying 8 CPUs total, not just six.
At home two Dell T7400's run VMware, each with two quad-core x5482 CPUs and 32GB of DDR2 RAM. They run my firewall, NAS, internet computer (that I'm typing this on), Active Directory, TV & movie computer, a few development machines and some old junk I really need to get rid of, etc. - two pairs of CPUs will go to upgrade those machines from Dell T7400's to T7500's (and DDR2 to DDR3 memory).
One pair will go to a hosted client - I think they are using Matlab or R to do portfolio optimization but I have a "don't ask/care/tell" policy so all I know is they want more cores and more RAM. They are on a Dell Poweredge R610 rack mount server with dual W5580 CPUs and 32GB of RAM. They want to go up to 64GB of RAM and want 12 logical cores. All I know is that it's a Windows Server 2008 operating system, no idea what they are doing on it.
The last pair will go to a spare machine just to upgrade from dual quad-core to dual hex-cores... because I can
It seems like stupid overkill but two 6-core CPUs is like three quad core CPUs. Considering they draw about the same power it's not a bad upgrade while these things are available.