ES Xeon Discussion

Rand__

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Its always dependent on use case - ie. are those interactive VMs (where you interact a lot with the service/tool running on it) or only background processing? If interactive then i fiound having a higher clock (all core turbo usually, not max boost) to be hugely important for the responiveness of the system.
 

thebluehue

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I know I don’t run any actual heavy workload but other than people who are practicing some data silence or some AI/ML I am not convinced anybody would need beyond 16cpu, memory maybe more so.
Probably I don’t care as much as some hanging out here because I get to play with the big stuff at work during the day.

Either way probably pick the cheapest or toss a coin. Until 16-core busy I would assume the Intel wins, anything beyond that the AMD will no doubt win.
(Not I didn’t have any other advice since it seems you don’t specifically need lathe cache or AVX512 or anything really interesting)
Thank you, that makes a lot of sense.
 

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I just want to report that I've been running a single QS E5-2650 v4 on an X10SRL-F for the last 2-3 years without issue, I bought it from the eBay sellers that work out of Japan.

The only thing that's weird about it is the CPUID reports 0000. It has PSODed a couple times, but not any more than a normal CPU AFAICT.

Code:
[root@robotboy:~] vim-cmd hostsvc/hostsummary
(vim.host.Summary) {
   host = 'vim.HostSystem:ha-host',
   hardware = (vim.host.Summary.HardwareSummary) {
      vendor = "Supermicro",
      model = "Super Server",
      uuid = "00000000-0000-0000-0000-ac1f6b48ea2a",
      otherIdentifyingInfo = (vim.host.SystemIdentificationInfo) [
         (vim.host.SystemIdentificationInfo) {
            identifierValue = "Default string",
            identifierType = (vim.ElementDescription) {
               label = "Asset Tag",
               summary = "Asset tag of the system",
               key = "AssetTag"
            }
         },
         (vim.host.SystemIdentificationInfo) {
            identifierValue = "0123456789",
            identifierType = (vim.ElementDescription) {
               label = "Service tag",
               summary = "Service tag of the system",
               key = "ServiceTag"
            }
         },
         (vim.host.SystemIdentificationInfo) {
            identifierValue = "0123456789",
            identifierType = (vim.ElementDescription) {
               label = "Enclosure serial number tag",
               summary = "Enclosure serial number tag of the system",
               key = "EnclosureSerialNumberTag"
            }
         },
         (vim.host.SystemIdentificationInfo) {
            identifierValue = "0123456789",
            identifierType = (vim.ElementDescription) {
               label = "Serial number tag",
               summary = "Serial number tag of the system",
               key = "SerialNumberTag"
            }
         },
         (vim.host.SystemIdentificationInfo) {
            identifierValue = "Intel Haswell/Wellsburg/Grantley                  ",
            identifierType = (vim.ElementDescription) {
               label = "OEM specific string",
               summary = "OEM specific string",
               key = "OemSpecificString"
            }
         },
         (vim.host.SystemIdentificationInfo) {
            identifierValue = "Supermicro motherboard-X10 Series                 ",
            identifierType = (vim.ElementDescription) {
               label = "OEM specific string",
               summary = "OEM specific string",
               key = "OemSpecificString"
            }
         }
      ],
      memorySize = 137313644544,
      cpuModel = "Genuine Intel(R) CPU 0000 @ 2.00GHz",
      cpuMhz = 2000,
      numCpuPkgs = 1,
      numCpuCores = 12,
      numCpuThreads = 24,
      numNics = 4,
      numHBAs = 10
   },
Was $250 in 2018, if I remember correctly, about 15-20% of their going rate at the time.
 
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