I need to build a computer for a research project I'm working on. The project will involve solving a large economic model using numerical optimization algorithms. The important parts of the system for this will be the number of cores in the CPU (for running the algorithm in parallel) and the amount of memory (for loading the model).
I would like to go with FX-8150 processor due to the eight cores and price, but from looking at motherboards it looks like I would be limited to 32GB of memory, is this correct? I would prefer to get 64GB of memory would the best setup for this be a six-core Intel i7 with an 8-slot memory motherboard?
Yeah I can't think of an AMD board that does more than 32 GB ram, but then I can't think of an application where I'd need that much ram. You might be able to.
I'd suggest sandy bridge E with an X79 mobo and quad channel memory. They have a number of boards that can handle 64 Gigs.