[phenixbb] Hardward phenix.refine
tim.gruene at psi.ch
Mon Apr 11 01:49:55 PDT 2016
in my experience the i& is way faster than the Xeon CPUs. You gain from the
Xeons when you run parallel jobs because you can have many more cores on a
single motherboard (40'ish), but the average desktop computer benefits much
better from very fasy quad-core i7.
On Monday, April 11, 2016 07:56:39 AM Colin Levy wrote:
> Dear all,
> Having read the FAQ regarding hardware I have a few ideas but would greatly
> appreciate any input from the community or developers.
> Would anyone like to suggest the best configuration of hardware for running
> phenix.refine? I mainly operate in OSX but have no issue with switching
> operating system if I can get a faster setup. My current thoughts are
> either something running a 4GHz Quad core i7 or an alternative would be a
> 3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5 (iMac v Mac Pro) or equivalent Linux builds.
> I know that the i7 is reasonably fast as I have this setup in a different
> machine and phenix.refine runs reasonably quickly but as ever I would like
> it to be faster. Budget is not unlimited by any means but I would be
> interested in learning what an optimal setup might look like.
> Many thanks,
> Dr. Colin W. Levy
> MIB G034
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