Fastest available motherboard

I need to build up a new workstation. My old dual core, dual processor Opteron is way too slow. I want at least 8 processors and 16 GB of RAM. Applications are mostly high end, multithreaded engineering and physics simulations that take days on current system. Looks like new Intel 7560 Xeon processor would be perfect, but I don't see anyone making a motherboard for it. Any suggestions on next fastest processor/motherboard combination?
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  1. http://www.evga.com/articles/00537/

    only 6 core supported but it allows overclovcking
  2. Sorry man, the best I could find was a 4-CPU motherboard and it was for AMD Magny-Cours. Here it is anyway:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182203
    Here's the 12-core Many-Cours:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819105264
    If you want a faster clock speed instead of 12-cores, there's this 3.1 Quad-Core Opteron:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819105246
    For RAM, since it just takes DDR2-800:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134862

    As far as 8-CPU boards, I couldn't find any but you can be sure that a 4-CPU Opteron board will be faster than a dual-CPU Xeon board. That's the fastest I could find.
  3. yeti75 said:
    I need to build up a new workstation. My old dual core, dual processor Opteron is way too slow. I want at least 8 processors and 16 GB of RAM. Applications are mostly high end, multithreaded engineering and physics simulations that take days on current system. Looks like new Intel 7560 Xeon processor would be perfect, but I don't see anyone making a motherboard for it. Any suggestions on next fastest processor/motherboard combination?



    If 4 physical cores plus 4 virtual ones through Hyperthreading will suffice, then any consumer or server grade LGA1366 motherboard will suffice.

    If you're looking for 8 physical cores (plus 8 more through hyperthreading), then you'll need a 2 socket motherboard. These are available, though you may have to look a little.


    If you want 8 physical processors in a single machine, then I recommend contacting Intel directly.
  4. Intel gulftown!!! hexacore time . 8 cpu motherboards you might need a few million dollars
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