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I am now the proud owner of an Intel xeon 8 core processor
« on: August 31, 2020, 02:30:24 PM »
Arrived today and only took 8 weeks to get here from Singapore. Now if I live long enough for the next order of a board, processor and memory, I may even be able to test it out.  :tongue:
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Re: I am now the proud owner of an Intel xeon 8 core processor
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 07:09:17 PM »
Hi Hutch,

That's nice. What will be the service of this new computer? Programming or some other heavy task?

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Re: I am now the proud owner of an Intel xeon 8 core processor
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 09:06:04 PM »
Hi Erol,

I am first looking for a test bed to experiment with these xeon processors that you can get in China at very low cost. What I have in mind is a high core count version that is suitable for processing multi thread operations with tasks like video encoding. With ffmpeg you can saturate every code in a processor at between 95 - 100% and with more cores, you process more data more quickly.

This one that has just arrived is a E5-2640V3 8 core that runs at frequencies of 2.6 to 3.4 gig but there are 12 core versions that run at similar frequencies that have massive throughput on multi core capable software. The series I am interested in use a socket 2011-3 so with one board setup I can test many different xeon and some i7 processors.

My middle aged i7 5820k is a socket 2011-3 and it has performed very well for about 4 and a half years so I built a close to identical one but with the xeon's I am looking for high processing grunt for video processing tasks that I can run remotely and write the results to my main machine.

I think if you are careful and hunt around, you can build reasonably high powered computers at a reasonable price with Chinese boards and xeon processors, far cheaper than you can build a similar capacity machine from normal retail prices. This stuff is very popular with the Russian guys who have done a lot of good work with mods and overclocking with this combination of parts.
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Re: I am now the proud owner of an Intel xeon 8 core processor
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 12:46:16 AM »
sounds like a great machine Hutch :thumbsup:
have you tried any memoryhungry,cpu hungry Cg apps on mulitcore?
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Re: I am now the proud owner of an Intel xeon 8 core processor
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 03:47:39 AM »
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Yes, that's why you put a lot of memory into the box. On recent hardware with Win10 64, 64 gig works well. I just paid for another copy of Win10 professional retail so I have an OS for the next box.
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Re: I am now the proud owner of an Intel xeon 8 core processor
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2021, 12:11:49 AM »
Does it have avx512 and/or 32 xmm/ymm regs?
Any avx512 example program in mind for masm64 package?
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Re: I am now the proud owner of an Intel xeon 8 core processor
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2021, 01:36:39 AM »
You will have to wait until Intel tidy up AVX512 but Haswell series CPU's handle SSE, AVX and AVX2 so you are not missing much.

Since I did this post, I built some time ago a 12 core, 24 thread Xeon that on all threads runs at 3 gig on a very good Gigabyte board with all the normal googie bits and I use it for high thread count video processing. Its a nice enough box to use, fast and responsive with a Xeon e5-2690 v3 and it really hoots on high thread count work. My old i7 runs at 4 gig so its a bit faster on less than 6 core, 12 thread tasks.
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Re: I am now the proud owner of an Intel xeon 8 core processor
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2021, 03:23:50 AM »
I want to write some avx or avx2 example
I also want to write something that shows advantages of many GB ram/many threads in 64bit , on mine I can test on less than 20gb,in 32bit 3.5gb/24threads gets crippled,so you max can use lot fewer threads
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Re: I am now the proud owner of an Intel xeon 8 core processor
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2021, 04:03:06 AM »
Congrats thay uber master of all. Hate the fact you have to wait for actual implementation. Have a delta 3d printer on order since the 3rd of July scheduled for delivery in a month or more. So I am going to be more than surportive on that front. Be well all in this crazy time
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