Supermicro is a brand of server components and (more recently) systems. Most enterprises consider them "greybox" - not a front line branded system like Dell or HP but not a complete generic "whitebox" or OCP system either. For SMB/home/serious hobbyist they are the #1 go to brand.Do supermicro motherboards have standard power connector?
Does supermicro refers to form factor/brand etc? I am getting lost
I use 2 completely different environment: with one it is pretty easy to parallelize to lots of cores (for this usecase I use the cluster) and with the 2nd environment parallelization is a nightmare (probably not possible at all). My supervisor usually wants me to implement same algorithm in both for verification of results. Even for 2nd environment I often have to run multiple instances of the same code with different parameters, so its not an issue of keeping 4-8 cores loaded most of time.One question I have for you is if you can parallelize any parts of your code? A quad-core CPU with hyper-threading will not be much use if all the activity is happening on just one thread. I know it's a simple stupid question that you've probably already thought of, but if it takes a month on one core, could it take 2 weeks if run in parallel? With such a long runtime, I'd be looking for any possible way to divide and conquer.
Yes its on that big cluster. The main issue is that I can run a job for at most 72 hours at a time (after that time job is killed automatically), therefore I had to implement saving to file (and continuing) of code state and that was not easy and made code much more complicated, thus I would like to avoid such a waste of time.Ok, but I'm sure you've already thought of that too! The next thing I'd be careful of is your estimate of single-thread performance. When you say it takes a month to run, is this on the big cluster you're talking about? What kind of specs does that machine have? You'll want to look up the single-thread passmark score for that CPU in order to compare to one that you would buy. If the cluster has a single-thread passmark score of 3000 and the process takes a month to run on it, if you buy a CPU with a score of 1500, well then it might take 2 months!
if you not in rush... TS140 with e3 quad core will pop-up againI meant I would take it with xeon installed
If you want to buy it now for $400 and pay me now, I'll get it out to you in 7 daysI meant I would take it with xeon installed
$180 is the lowest I found on eBay for a e3-1225v3, which is what comes with the $289 deal you are talking about. So not quite $290.if you not in rush... TS140 with e3 quad core will pop-up again
I would assume the spec is e3, 4g ram, 500G HD for $285 (including shipping)
you can not get that price by buying the processe e3 alone. e3 haswell still retain $$ price ...
you forgot the motherboard price......If you want to buy it now for $400 and pay me now, I'll get it out to you in 7 days
$180 is the lowest I found on eBay for a e3-1225v3, which is what comes with the $289 deal you are talking about. So not quite $290.