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Intuition
03-22-2007, 03:20 PM
I think I finally found a computer fast enough for me.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/22/tyans-40-cpu-personal-supercomputer-now-shipping/

This should get those pesky render times down.

Hmmm? I wonder if Lightwave can use that many cores though? :question:

Jeez, hope I get that car polish gig this summer to pay for it. :D

js33
03-22-2007, 04:36 PM
Yeah those look sweet! And at $20k not out of reach for a renderfarm. I want one too! :thumbsup:

hrgiger
03-22-2007, 04:42 PM
I thought I read that Fprime 3 was supposed to be able to use at least 8 cores if not more so I bet Fprime would roar with that mother.

Matt
03-22-2007, 04:42 PM
Imagine if someone on the board announced they'd bought one!!!

js33
03-22-2007, 04:52 PM
I would buy one right now if I could make the cash back pretty fast. :D

The only problem is it will wind up in the trash heap in a few years when Intel comes out with their 80 core processors. :question:

Speedmonk42
03-22-2007, 07:05 PM
So how would something like this work?

It's not a computer, its a cluster in a box? Is that the same as having a renderfarm in a box?

wulfie
03-22-2007, 10:20 PM
Oh gee thanks Intuition! I was just beginning to think I was going to be happy settling for an 8 core computer. So the price on computers drops at what speed per month again?

Bev

Dave Jerrard
03-23-2007, 11:33 AM
I think I finally found a computer fast enough for me.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/22/tyans-40-cpu-personal-supercomputer-now-shipping/

This should get those pesky render times down.

Hmmm? I wonder if Lightwave can use that many cores though? :question:

Jeez, hope I get that car polish gig this summer to pay for it. :D

Heh. I was looking at that thing yesterday myself, and the scary part is I actually found myself trying to justify buying one. Untill I noted the part about the size, or rather, its portability being about the same as a refrigerator.

He Who Could Do With A Cooler Power Supply Than What He Has.

Intuition
03-23-2007, 11:44 AM
Heh. I was looking at that thing yesterday myself, and the scary part is I actually found myself trying to justify buying one. Untill I noted the part about the size, or rather, its portability being about the same as a refrigerator.

He Who Could Do With A Cooler Power Supply Than What He Has.

I was surprised at the price until I realized that all 40 cores were running @ 1.86 ghz.

I would want to configure it with the high end xeons quads running @ 2.66 but the difference in processor price is $300-ish for the 1.86 ghz procs and $1200-ish for the 2.66 ghz procs.

Would probably make the computer I want around $35000.

Thing better drive me to work as well as render fast for that price. :lol:

Hopefully with the factor of how fast computer prices drop I should be able to pick one of these up @ Fry's electronics for $600 bucks in the Summer of 2008.

Yeh, and monkeys may fly out of ....... :D

:hat:

hrgiger
03-23-2007, 12:53 PM
Guys guys, wait 6 months and the price on that 40 core machine will drop like a rock to $19,200.

axaboss
03-23-2007, 11:33 PM
I remember when I bought a DEC Alpha for 12K. This is a no brainer.

KSTAR
03-23-2007, 11:44 PM
It only takes one good night of craps or blackjack at NAB next month and its a done deal :hey:

Sensei
03-24-2007, 04:21 AM
If I calculated everything right buying this monster should return after 263 hours of constant rendering when 1 GHz per hour costs 40 cents (that's price per 1 GHz per hour of renderfarm http://www.rebusfarm.com/pricelist.htm)

3DBob
03-24-2007, 06:12 AM
I bought 3 DEC alphas in 199x for a total of around 30000 - this is an interesting proposition. I got 2GHz of 64 bit power at a time when PCs where DX2-66Mhz - and they paid for themselves, just.

At the Low end 40 X 1.86 gives 74.4 Ghz cpu power for 10800 - but it is clustered, which is likely to be more innefficient than a standard Dual core set-up.

However I think an upgrade to my existing workstation of 2 X 4 core @ 2.66 Ghz would give me 21.28 which is boardering on 29% of the GHz - but is closer coupled - so I think would be nearer 35-40% of the power in real applications.
The cost to me would be 2080. I could invest the remaining 8k in an eastern european property and watch it grow at between 15-50% PA.

Then there is the possibility that Intel will release 8 cores per CPU as swap-outs to upstage AMD later in the year.....

mmm.

What to do.....

3DBob

Sensei
03-24-2007, 06:49 AM
I could invest the remaining 8k in an eastern european property and watch it grow at between 15-50% PA.

LOL.. Too late.. ;) In my city for 8000 you can get just 5 meters square.. 5-7 years ago you could have 20-30 meters square for that money..

3DBob
03-24-2007, 07:06 AM
Hi Sensei,

I've just fled the social meltdown and no-democratic government in the UK, Sold up and gone Debt free in the Czech Republic - So we are neighbours! My fiancee was in the Hairdressers the Other day and there where two sisters in there, one of whom was buying a holiday home 20km from Brno City Centre here where I am for 3000 and going to spend 8000 on it and would be able to sell it for 25000 in 6 months.

We met a british couple here whos son is married to a Czech, her grandmother lives in an appartment block in Ostrava - He is buying a flat above hers for 800!

Sometimes I think I'd be better off in property - What is more rendering not only looks real - It is!!!

3DBob