[concurrency-interest] Hardware for testing

Stanimir Simeonoff stanimir at riflexo.com
Mon Jun 24 07:18:48 EDT 2013


You can rent 32core AMD /64GB for less than 250e/month.

Stanimir

On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Jan Kotek <discus at kotek.net> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I need to test parallel computations (mostly fork-join) and I am looking
> for
> hardware to use for testing. I want many cores and mainstream
> architecture. It
> should be affordable.
>
> So far I came with those options:
>
>  -  rent a server on AWS or similar. But virtualization could render tests
> useless. Also long-term price is not so good.
>
>  - buy second-hand rack server. For example HP ProLiant with 4x6 core
> Opteron
> is very cheap. Also old AMDs are probably best for testing since there is
> no
> power management.
>
>  - build machine from parts (2x12 core Opteron, dual socket EATX
> motherboard).
> This would be basically standard desktop, expandable with DDR3 memory
> modules
> and PCIe cards.
>
>  - Parallella has 64 cores ARM CPU. But it may not run Java and probably
> has
> strange architecture, so not rally an option for testing.
>
> Any comments?
>
>
> --
> Thanks
> Jan Kotek
>
>
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