Thread: P3 TF time
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Old 2003-12-13, 00:36   #15
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Pehaps. But for purely TF purposes I think Celeron will be the best buy for some time. It has the best SSE2 optimizations (obviously, since Intel made it), it has the speed, and it has a low price tag. A Celeron node can be had for $150 where a similar P4 node would be at least $250 and I don't want to think about Athlon64/Opteron. But you are correct that they add a lot of power. Given 0.105 CPU years per current TF (is that still the figure, dsouza123?) my Celeron will push over 28 CPU years per year Note to self: complete farm and buy more nodes ASAP!!

Just goes to show that the answer is ALWAYS D: MORE BOXEN!!

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