Ryzen 7000 Threadripper CPU being used in Einstein at home

lunkerlander
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According to a recent Paul's Hardware Youtube video, there may be a new Ryzen 7000 Threadripper CPU being used in Einstein at home.

Original source: https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-threadripper-7000-storm-peak-cpu-with-64-zen-4-cores-spotted/

Youtube video: https://youtu.be/dRtlXp37raY?t=315 (Starts at 5:15)

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There it is.

Ian&Steve C.
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It has not completed or

It has not completed or returned any CPU tasks. The completed tasks are GPU tasks, largely unrelated to the CPU capabilities. 
 

nothing to see here. 

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Also seems to have been only

Also seems to have been only active for about two days and has not returned anything since the 29th September.

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Ian&Steve C.
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This system has been posted

This system has been posted many many times across various articles. And they all share the same speculation (likely parroted from each other with no additional or independent info) that this is a 64c/128t threadripper. 
 

let us not forget how easy it is to falsify BOINC system specs. It’s very easy to change the number of cores reported by using the ncpus option in the cc_config file. The floating point and integer speeds also look falsified and not in line with true measurements on a system like a 64c threadripper. 
 

it could be a real TR7000. But there’s just no real proof. It could just as easily be some other system with fake specs. No way to tell conclusively. Take it with a truck load of salt. 

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Thanks! Good to know. At

Thanks! Good to know. At least einstein@home got a little publicity from this.

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