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- - By Remember Date 2018-12-22 01:29
Hi I wanted to have a super computer to do opening books. What are nice specs for a chess super computer? I was thinking I could get some servers from https://www.savemyserver.com/ and build a machine that is 128 cores. is that good enough? or is there something already suggested out there?

Thanks.
Parent - - By user923005 (****) Date 2018-12-22 09:28
Look at the specs from Ipman chess:
http://www.ipmanchess.yolasite.com/amd---intel-chess-bench.php

I am waiting for the 2019 release of the 7nm AMD stuff.

Really high end stuff is a lot of money.  Depending on the kind of calculations you want to do, you might get by with something less than the tip-top systems.

I have bought some systems like those you suggest.  (ebay is another good place to look).  Keep in mind that the older systems are not as powerful as the modern one with the same core count.
Also, the server room systems are screaming loud.  I had to buy soundproof boxes for them.

From the Ipman list:
48,391,000  AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X @3.8Ghz 32threads pop Lukas Cimiotti 
47,371,167  4x AMD Opteron 6276 @2.3ghz 64threads base Dann Corbit
45,955,043  Intel Xeon E5-2697 V4 36threads BMI2 anonymous

My machine in the middle has twice the core count, but is only the same speed as those newer systems with fewer cores.

Also, the old machines use a lot of electricity.  It's not bad in the winter, because they act like heaters, but it is about $200 per month in the summer.
Parent - By Carl Bicknell (*****) Date 2018-12-23 19:21

> I am waiting for the 2019 release of the 7nm AMD stuff.


When in Rome do as the Romans do :wink:
Parent - - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2018-12-22 10:11
Something like this, eight way Xeon 8180. Throw in 4 or 8 Tesla V100s, (maybe HGX-2 with 16 cards) for Leela or future machine learning type engines. Supports plenty of RAM and ssd diskspace. I'm sure you can get all that going for under 500k usd. Or is money an object?
Parent - By The Wizard (***) Date 2018-12-26 00:34
Hi, Don't forget us single CPU guys on ipmans list :grin: ... Must admit I may get an AMD setup but cannot justify the cost of a multi CPU monster to play chess on .. CANNOT BELIEVE I SAID THAT but sadly it is true .. It is no longer as it used to be around the early 2000s in the chessbase engine room where we all had single core machines (I had a AMD setup)

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