These will offer far better performance than the Opteron solution.
Can you compile your own application? If so, use the Intel compilers, and make sure you compile targeting the Haswell instruction set (-O3 -Xhost -march=corei7-avx2 -mtune=corei7-avx2 if I recall correctly): the full AVX2 Haswell instruction set is rather more powerful for your app than the predecessor "AVX" SandyBridge/IvyBridge instruction set, which is far more powerful than the previous Nehalem/Westmere SSE4.2 instruction-set, which is somewhat more powerful than a simple "-O3". If you can't compile on your own, try to make sure the vendor's executables target AVX2; the right compile-flags will double your performance over "-O3"...
Really annoying idiots.
I've found that snail mail got insanely quick response...
Especially if sent certified, return receipt requested. I've found that always has put things into the "Urgent!" bin on the receiving end.
- contact lenses + "tuned" computer glasses (below) + reading glasses, for normal use: the lack of peripheral vision with any eyeglasses is a serious problem for things that need it -- and builds bad habits, in the process (I'm an avid ballroom dancer, and you really need peripheral vision for floorcraft!
- "computer" glasses for your computer work -- and make sure you measure distance-to-screen and have the prescription tuned for that distance.
- "progressives" for one-day-a-week "off" from the contacts.
Much better than working for some bureaucrat or politician who *thinks* he knows what he is doing.
Here, we're hearing from the jailers, who are afraid their control is in danger.