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Old December 16, 2009, 04:30 PM
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SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTH-6F-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 Extended ATX Dual Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5500 sequence (Nehalem-EP processor) Server Motherboard - Retail

Looks like it could be an intresting folding board, though perhaps not the best PPD/$ ratio, but Dual 1366 CPU's, 7 PCI-16 (8X Electrical) looks like it would make for a system with massive PPD potential.
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Old December 16, 2009, 04:36 PM
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Old December 16, 2009, 04:40 PM
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Looks good to me.

The issue, though, is with combining Bigadv folding with GPU folding. GPU folding under Wine in Linux basically halts your Bigadv process, so that's not an option. Meanwhile, there is no virtualization process for dual Nehalem processors, as only VMware Workstation 7 supports 16 cores - but it can only support 4 cores per physical processor, so eight logical cores per processor is out.

Having said that, you could conceivably run two slower Bigadv processes concurrently, but then you'd have to get $1,500 processors because with the lack of overclocking, no E-series class of Xeon would be able to complete on time with only eight cores running.

And at $660 CAD from newegg.ca, it's hardly a bargain compared to this: Newegg.ca - TYAN S4985G3NR Thunder n4250QE Quad 1207(F) NVIDIA nForce4 Professional 2200 + 2050 SSI MEB footprint Four AMD Opteron (Rev. F) 8000 series (dual/quad-core) processors Server Motherboard - Server Motherboar

edit - I should mention that Virtualbox supports 16 cores too, which is ironic considering its SMP capabilities are nothing short of repugnant.
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Why not this and save some money?

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=11...nufacture=Asus

SuperMicro make nice server boards, but that's a fair chunk of change to drop before adding CPUs. And I think 3.0Charlie has a 16-core folding box using a setup with a couple of 55xx Xeons, if I remember correctly using VirtualBox and some help from LinuxFah on the foldingforum.org.
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