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Author Topic: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)  (Read 1621 times)

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 07:57:41 AM »
Is that entirely surprising...?! You could probably mine Bitcoin with that without much stress.

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 08:17:14 AM »
Is there any software that is capable of using that many cores?
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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 10:43:52 AM »
Its a many hands make lite work solution.  Win 10 will handle this many cores and it shares them around whatever i'm running.  Typically i will have up the BBC news live, a CAD program or two and a handful of websites, some with video, and it just avoids any delays while it waits for resources. 

Its using 2nd generation Xeons (current generation is 4) and DIMM3 memory which is cheap relative to the DIMM4 built into a second hand city trader type workstation case, so very economic for the power.

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 07:30:32 PM »
So you’re using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut? Crack on.

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 07:37:52 PM »
So you’re using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut? Crack on.

Almost, i can crack the entire packet of walnuts at one go and a few Brazil nuts on the side  :D

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 12:33:57 AM »
I just stumbled across this; what motherboard are you using?

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 12:50:09 AM »
I just stumbled across this; what motherboard are you using?

Its an HP Z820 case and motherboard which are last generation dual Xeon desktops for trading floors and are good value second hand.  You then populate them with what you can afford.  My configuration is modest  :D

The Z840 is state of the art and will run processors with double the number of cores with almost double the clock speed and are what they use for video editing etc.

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 09:09:47 AM »
Now that is a beast.  I thought I was doing well with my quad core i7 and 16GB RAM.  :goggleeyes:

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2019, 11:53:27 AM »
How much Lego/Meccano did you use in the construction of the beast ? :)

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 11:55:27 AM »
How much Lego/Meccano did you use in the construction of the beast ? :)

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 12:26:15 PM »
No Philips Electronic Engineer kits ?

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 12:28:20 PM »
No Philips Electronic Engineer kits ?

Now you are showing your age, i had these +50 years ago.  :)

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2019, 12:32:57 PM »
I was fascinated by the photocell, that transformed light into electricity.

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Re: Been building a new computer (40 CPU Cores barely breaking a sweat)
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2019, 12:39:23 PM »
i had the DIY transistor radio with earpiece

I had "built" it myself, so I was allowed to take it to boarding school and listen to  it in the dorm.

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