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Purchasing used Server or individual hardware comps

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:28 pm
by Stavi

I am looking to purchase a machine able to run wrf on the cheap +/- ~$500 . Looking around it seems the xenon E5-2670 give you a really good bang for your buck. With that in mind I have been looking at a few different options of either buying an "off the shelf machine" like the following ... gnorebbr=1

or trying to scrap together single components. I would imagine the first would be cheaper? Anyways any recommendations are greatly appreciated, and if your trying to upgrade/sell your old rig I would be interesting in buying.

My needs/desire it to run my model at ~1.67km (nested would be preferable but I wan't to get output to a website at a reasonable time so I'm skeptically a ~$500 machine would do that...)

I looked into amazon AWS but wasn't able to really get any concrete pricing nor find any detailed instruction for set up. I want to say I heard NCAR or someone was working with them to set up precompiled WRF configs/containers but I could be wrong.

Re: Purchasing used Server or individual hardware comps

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:01 pm
by Stavi
I suppose this would be a better question.

Bang for buck would you recommend this be recommend? ... -_-Product

The Intel E5-2620 seems to be one of the best bangs for its buck (AMD Opteron is cheaper but runs much slower). I just don't know if this is a a good "price point" (i.e. I can get something a little slower for much cheaper or I can get something much faster for a bit more).

Thanks :)