Intel Xeon 2697 V2 24 Core 48 Thread Madness Review
Published: 31st January 2014 | Source: Intel | Price: £2000 each |
Folding @ Home
The current version of F@H doesn't fully support the latest Xeon's and that's patently obvious here with a setup that has potential for enormous numbers and yet doesn't deliver.
Edit - Since initial testing and playing around for many hours due to the V7 client not allowing us to set more than 32 threads (out of our possible 48) we ended up managing to get the SMP client on GPU tracker loading all of our glorious 48 threads up to 100% and giving us PPD between 120,000 and 140,000. This is still much lower than we expected so we may revisit this if we can get it all running again on Linux where a speculated 500,000 to 600,000 PPD could be hiding. If this amount of PPD is correct we have a strange feeling the pair of 2687's and the other pair of 2660 octocore Xeons we still have may find some use!