This workstation used to do mathematical and financial simulations, something like Monte Carlo simulations, and stuff. The kids around here were using it to play games on, so I grabbed it and put my stuff on it. It used to belong to GS, and I have no idea how old it is. I do know its over 500x faster than my i7-2.64 GHz chip and it plays 250 ELO points better because of the speed.
marco the genius : - ) IGT may be interested in using it in Las Vegas if we can fit into their standard station. They're afraid some super chess player will show up and take it to the cleaners, so they're insisting on a 3,000 ELO rating. This must run at least 1,0000x faster to do that. I really need something cheap or some Russian-who stole my idea-will walk off with the paycheck. I'd even buy a few shares of Intel's stock if they help me out here.
Okay junkie, I don't know anybody with experience who understands those FPGAs, and I hear they're slower and take more power than ASIC.. AND, how much do they cost. I'm limited to under $25K.
marco the "super" genius : - ) Any of those beasts have a C complier yet?
Yep, it is ASIC. Why can't INTC make a cheap chip like that?
I can't share the application code on a public internet, and privately I'm not giving my IP address. That benchmark I referred to above predicts the speed ratio between various CPUs and that RSIC station. I saw where some EE massively paralleled over 10,000 80xxx chips years ago and the damn thing ran on the power it takes to run a hair dryer.
marco the "super" genius : - ) The application is for a gaming engine for a chess playing computer which will become a casino gaming machine. The machine will offer a payout of $1,000 for anybody who can beat it, but, it costs $10 for the chance. It has an ELO rating of 2565, but I need to get to ELO 3000 before the vendor will back it. One geeky EE offered to place the program on a chip, but, he wants more money than I can afford on my $80/week salary.
Following benchmark ...RISC is 128 bit
simple program +, -, x, /, ^ and sqr()
iterated 10,000,000,000 times
i7-2.64 1800 sec
RISC = 3.308 sec
Need something 40,000x faster than the i7-2.64, which I doubt Intel makes.
marco the "super" genius : - ) Soooo, what's out there. This means a lotta money to me if there's something that fast under $25,000.
Do you actually do anything with these Intel processors, or do ya just know the technicals?
What's the fastest Intel processor on the market that costs less than $25,000. I need something like a supercomputer at a workstation price. I've run outta gas on this stupid RISC workstation and need something that can fly. Does INTC have something I don't know about, huh?
marco the "super" genius : - ) I noticed a HUGE difference between these Intel chips and the RISC stuff, like 544x faster than an Intel i7-2.46. What's Intel's super chip that can match that benchmark, huh? Just curious.
Sounds like we're iterating over J, in an infinite loop, maybe longer. Yinz should ask yourselves: WHY DID I BUY THIS POS STALK, huh? Possible answers include:
1) I was off my meds
2) I hate money
3) The devil made me do it
4) I meant to sell, but I hit the buy button by mistake
5) I believed INTC's lies
6) I need a loss for tax purposes
7) Yea, I messed up, but, I never admit I own it.
marco the "super" genius: If anybody finds out you own INTC, they'll take y'all for a sucker. Iffin Yinz get a lotta ads in the mail, that's a clear sign they already found out. Save yourself the embarrassment, dump it secretly before anybody finds out.
marco warned yaz about October, remember. This is called CAPITULATION! 1,000 points down on Da DOW. I'd be surprprised if INTC holds $30.00 by noon. We could see under $20.00 before November. Yinz don't wanna hear what's next.
marco the "super" genius : - ) Iffin Yinz is afraid of blood, err RED, go get ya a drink of some good corn liquor or something, okay?
I have a problem. I wrote this friggin chess program that finds a checkmates in 16-ply. Problem is, it takes up to 5 days to finish. I need to get to 22 ply, a 40^6 increase in processor time, which is way beyond what my stupid little Intel machine can handle. I'm running on an i7-3630QM-2.46 GHz. machine.
Question is, what's the fastest process-that I can afford-which will get me closer to 22 ply? Nothing over $25,000, which is the limit of my capital expense. This means a lotta money for me, and I'll stop bashing INTC for 1 week if anybody can help olde marco out here.
marco the "super" genius : - ) I'm not even demanding Yinz rise up outa yer chairs when I enter the INTC room right now. I know Yinz are a hurtin for certain. So, what's INTC have that I don't know about and can afford, huh? Any Geek!
Losing money's not enough. Soooo, I have a suggestion. Each Pumpmeister-and they know who they are- should voluntarily go into the penalty box for 1 week, longer if your conscious is bothering ya for your evil misgivings. While there, no computers, cell phones or social networking, just them and the walls where they can contemplate their sins and modify their bullish behavior.
marco the "super" genius : - ) Who tole yaz what was to be, what will be, and what y'all should do about it. Just in case Yinz forgot: SELL THIS POS IMMEDIATELY IF NOT SOONER!
Bye bye INTC tomorrow.
marco the genius : = ) Hope Yinz didn't count yer money while yer sitting at da table .... there be time enough for counting, when da market crashes.
marco the genius : - ) Cash won't last much longer. Then, it's back to $17.00.
The Rat died to death last weak. SELL before earning, it's gonna bee a disaster, maybe worser.
marco the genius : - ) Hay, who Yinz gonna listen two, a genius or a moron like WW, huh?
Feel the awesome power of marco the genius who tole yaz what would happen on Sep 29.
marco the genius : - ) Yinz broke yet? Good news, Yinz will get free cell phones, food stamps and Medicade.
Oh heck, who nose, huh? It could be this or that, or maybe something else. What difference does it make, huh?
marco the genius : - ) Iffin any of Yinz need a crash helmet they're on sale at Wal Mart for 20% off, same discount INTC will be tomorrow.