Yea what I have been doing is making Docker images with scripts that run different thread counts. That seems about right.Well now, this IS interesting.
A Dual Xeon X5675 with 12288 KB cache per processor reported the following:
T21 (default): 334
T18 : 365
So 12 threads which coincidentally is T/2 and 1*C and cache/2 -- is the optimal value and produces significantly better results than letting wolf's cpuminer choose for you.
Well, this is just running on idle capacity in nodes in the lab now. Things like having 40GbE in each node, multiple enterprise SSDs and etc. are not needed for Monero, but are useful in the lab.Let me understand the return.
Invest $130K first year to generate $11K ( 8.5% ).
Invest $130K in Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Investor Shares VTSMX
Year 2016 return for the fund is 12.53%.