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congrats on getting that very sweet coprocessor. We use these in a high performance physics lab on some exotic workstations. We tried an all aluminum workstation case, hoping that apple was on to something. We tried it with the cover on and had stability problems. Initially we were not certain that the problems were due to overheating, so as a control we ...


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Other people already gave a good explanation on the advantages and disadvantages of server hardware vs. desktop hardware; however, there is another thing to point out here: you are going from 4 cores to 8. This means you'll get a much better response when running concurrent (and/or multithreaded) CPU-intensive applications. Of course, if this is not your use ...


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All else being roughly equal, a processor is a processor. "Server" processors tend to have larger caches which is useful for switching among many tasks, but does less with single-threaded processing. What processor is going to give an edge is going to be highly dependent on the load you're placing on the processor. The Passmark score is going to be a good ...


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In general server-grade hardware will perform better than desktop-grade equivalents when under load from multiple processes (e.g. running several services serving requests, hosting multiple users, etc). For day to day desktop usage server hardware won't necessarily perform any better, and can underperform. However, server hardware typically is less error ...



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