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Message boards : General discussion : Potential for cheap supercomputer array for PrimeGrid

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Message 133042 - Posted: 20 Sep 2019 | 18:23:27 UTC
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In August AMD launched EPYC Rome based on their Zen 2 technology and chiplet design.
This has taken the Supercomputer and HPC world by storm due the efficiency and performance of the processors.
The 64 core processors can get over 2 Tflops of performance alone.

My proposal here is that rather than just the community provide their free computing performance to make PrimeGrid work, users could donate a small amount of money to build and maintain essentially a supercomputer grid. This would be great for people who want to help but can't directly volunteer their machines and would rather donate directly.

I worked out that if everyone who uses PrimeGrid donates just $15 this year or $1.25 per month, then we could effectively double the throughput of PrimeGrid from 2 Pflops to 4 Pflops. Task which have previously years to complete could take a year or less.

The EPYC processors I would think are the most appropriate for the task
EPYC 7402P 24C/48T 2.8/3.35Ghz L2:24x512KiB L3:128MiB 180W $1250
EPYC 7502P 32C/64T 2.5/3.35Ghz L2:32x512KiB L3:128MiB 180W $2300
EPYC 7702P 64C/128T 2.0/3.35Ghz L2:64x512KiB L3:256MiB 200W $4425
(Add around $700 for motherboard and RAM per system)

Just throwing the idea out there.

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Message 133052 - Posted: 20 Sep 2019 | 21:33:38 UTC - in response to Message 133042.


I worked out that if everyone who uses PrimeGrid donates just $15 this year or $1.25 per month, then we could effectively double the throughput of PrimeGrid from 2 Pflops to 4 Pflops. Task which have previously years to complete could take a year or less.


Do I get to decide which subproject gets priority?

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Message 133114 - Posted: 22 Sep 2019 | 13:15:16 UTC - in response to Message 133042.

This would be great for people who want to help but can't directly volunteer their machines and would rather donate directly.


They could just... donate directly then.

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