KNL (knights landing) version of the Xeon Phi is now bootable, as opposed to being a coprocessor last gen.
7210 is the "cheap" one at $2438 ... Still a bit rich for my blood but I can drool over it.
Thought you fellow DCers would be interested.
IIRC the full dev system from intel runs 6k.
I contacted Supermicro for a quote. A full system with the spec below is $4,298. Anyone interested?*looks at $100K Dell R930 sitting near me*
*Laughs at "expensive" KNL box*
Best part is, it's not my money.
We use SMC a lot; but no idea if we'll be getting any of these. That being said, if I can come up with a legitimate business reason, we can get sample systems pretty easily. And, no, I'm afraid DC crunching projects don't qualify.
Do you happen to have any BOINC projects performance/efficiency data such as WCG? That would be interesting though I wouldn't be able to afford this monster right now.Remember this also has a custom closed loop water cooler. Not a high volume unit since there is only a low few thousand machines that can use it. Need to add that in the price.
Board is likely $350+ if you could buy it.
Running monero mining this beats dual E5-2698 v4 at lower power and cost.