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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:18 pm

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A Core i9 or an AMD Threadripper will still be a consumer CPU because I can purchase it, as opposed to a Cray XC supercomputer, which I cannot.

Cray will happily sell you an XC rack or few hundred racks if you want it - it just takes a lot of coin. :)

Or wait a few years, and you'll be able to pick one up on eBay. :lol:
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:31 pm

Waco wrote:
LoneWolf15 wrote:

A Core i9 or an AMD Threadripper will still be a consumer CPU because I can purchase it, as opposed to a Cray XC supercomputer, which I cannot.

Cray will happily sell you an XC rack or few hundred racks if you want it - it just takes a lot of coin. :)

And just for what will he use it for?
 
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:35 pm

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Waco wrote:
LoneWolf15 wrote:

A Core i9 or an AMD Threadripper will still be a consumer CPU because I can purchase it, as opposed to a Cray XC supercomputer, which I cannot.

Cray will happily sell you an XC rack or few hundred racks if you want it - it just takes a lot of coin. :)

And just for what will he use it for?

Doesn't matter. If he can buy it, it's a consumer product! :D
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:37 pm

just brew it! wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
Waco wrote:
Cray will happily sell you an XC rack or few hundred racks if you want it - it just takes a lot of coin. :)

And just for what will he use it for?

Doesn't matter. If he can buy it, it's a consumer product! :D

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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:43 pm

Someone bought one, so it's a consumer product: Octopus Yacht.
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:53 pm

The definition of consumer certainly doesn't exclude those who purchase custom-made/bespoke/made-to-order products, even if there is only one in the world.
 
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:09 pm

LoneWolf15 wrote:
A Core i9 or an AMD Threadripper will still be a consumer CPU because I can purchase it, as opposed to a Cray XC supercomputer, which I cannot.
Waco wrote:
Cray will happily sell you an XC rack or few hundred racks if you want it - it just takes a lot of coin. :)
just brew it! wrote:
Or wait a few years, and you'll be able to pick one up on eBay. :lol:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cray-XT4-Superc ... 1843045494
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CRAY-CX1-SUPER- ... 2298551072
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:23 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
LoneWolf15 wrote:
A Core i9 or an AMD Threadripper will still be a consumer CPU because I can purchase it, as opposed to a Cray XC supercomputer, which I cannot.
Waco wrote:
Cray will happily sell you an XC rack or few hundred racks if you want it - it just takes a lot of coin. :)
just brew it! wrote:
Or wait a few years, and you'll be able to pick one up on eBay. :lol:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cray-XT4-Superc ... 1843045494
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CRAY-CX1-SUPER- ... 2298551072

Like I said, what can a consumer use this for to bother buying?
 
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:37 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
LoneWolf15 wrote:
A Core i9 or an AMD Threadripper will still be a consumer CPU because I can purchase it, as opposed to a Cray XC supercomputer, which I cannot.
Waco wrote:
Cray will happily sell you an XC rack or few hundred racks if you want it - it just takes a lot of coin. :)
just brew it! wrote:
Or wait a few years, and you'll be able to pick one up on eBay. :lol:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cray-XT4-Superc ... 1843045494
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CRAY-CX1-SUPER- ... 2298551072


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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:05 pm

The low power air-cooled versions are priced to move:
http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/07/technol ... index.html
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:38 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
The low power air-cooled versions are priced to move:
http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/07/technol ... index.html

Now you guys have me thinking that there is a market for "Personal Supercomputers" maybe using that Eypic CPU AMD is coming up with or quad Xeons. ~$100,000 or less depending on the configuration. Is there a market?
 
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:29 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
LoneWolf15 wrote:
A Core i9 or an AMD Threadripper will still be a consumer CPU because I can purchase it, as opposed to a Cray XC supercomputer, which I cannot.
Waco wrote:
Cray will happily sell you an XC rack or few hundred racks if you want it - it just takes a lot of coin. :)
just brew it! wrote:
Or wait a few years, and you'll be able to pick one up on eBay. :lol:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cray-XT4-Superc ... 1843045494


"AMD Opteron Quad Cores" - Okay! :o
"Full of RAM" - So more than 640K but not sure by how much! :roll:
 
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Re: What are REAL consumer CPUs?

Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:38 pm

whm1974 wrote:
JustAnEngineer wrote:
The low power air-cooled versions are priced to move:
http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/07/technol ... index.html

Now you guys have me thinking that there is a market for "Personal Supercomputers" maybe using that Eypic CPU AMD is coming up with or quad Xeons. ~$100,000 or less depending on the configuration. Is there a market?

Nevermind, Nvidia at least is making one with one vendor selling them for ~$70,000:
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/dgx-station/
And I suppose we could build a small supercomputer cluster if we wanted to.

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