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by Mr._Stone / June 18, 2009 2:08 AM PDT

I?m about to embark on building a very extreme custom computer. Not for gaming or business. No, I?m not a kid. lol The computer will consist of multiple multicore CPUs and GPUs. I would prefer everything on two motherboards, but I?m unable to find the proper motherboard able to support my needs. Yes, I?ve seen motherboards supporting multiple CPUs, but lack multiple GPU support and etc? Does anyone know of motherboards that are able to support multiple CPUs (2-4+) and GPUs (3-4+)? Otherwise, I?ll build a cluster. Cluster: Four to eight CPU?s with four+ GPUs will be placed inside a custom submerged case. The computer will be used for heavy computer simulation and etc? The more compact with less hardware, wires, and etc? the better the computer will operate. I know this post sounds confusing, but further details are confidential. This post was made to ask if there?re motherboards supporting my needs.

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The usual suspects.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2009 3:11 AM PDT
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Intel, Asus, and so on. Look at each site then at the motherboards there.

Frankly I think Tomshardware.com has done very nicely in making machines that I'd copy.
Bob

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Clarify
by Mr._Stone / June 18, 2009 5:08 AM PDT
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Unfortunately, the system I?m building is much more complex than high-end gaming systems. Sorry, I?m extremely sleepy and I made my question very confusing. Clarify: I?m looking for a motherboard that?s able to support two or more Xeon or i7 processors with three or more GPUs. Otherwise, I?ve got another untraditional custom cluster configuration.

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Not to dissuade you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2009 5:20 AM PDT
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But try tomshardware's forums as they see such things (if they exist.)

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RE:
by damasta55r / June 18, 2009 6:02 AM PDT
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There are motherboards out there that support intel's new corei7/xeon processors w/dual sockets, and have 2 pci-e slots. However i don't see many motherboards with more than 3 pci-e x16 slots out there. If you need more gpus, maybe you could get a dual-gpu card like ati 4890x2 and do quad-crossfire.

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Custom Motherboard
by Mr._Stone / June 18, 2009 8:32 AM PDT
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I?m considering having Tyan or another company to custom design a motherboard to support four CPUs+ and four GPUs+. Most likely Telsa C1060 GPUs. I want everything squeezed in the least amount of space on the motherboards. However, I?m considering placing the GPUs separately. I?ve seen motherboards supporting up to four CPUs without GPU slots, but if I place the GPUs on separate motherboards this will allow me to achieve my goal without compromising anything. I?ll most likely go with premade motherboards to keep cost down since it?s already going to cost a tremendous amount.

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Intel has it ready.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2009 11:31 AM PDT
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I can't find the article I read last week where Intel demo'd a very ready to use supercomputer without the costs you would encounter.

Intel is a big company so set aside a week to find them.
Bob

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quad opteron 8xxx, quad pci-e x16, up to 128gb
by ramarc / June 19, 2009 3:57 AM PDT
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hi.
by shadowxjohn / March 24, 2012 3:09 PM PDT
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just want to ask if you already find the system board that your looking for? i'm interested in that kind of system board too. so if could just help me out here i would be truly grateful to you...

thanks....

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