First post, by snorg
What are your thoughts on overkill or high-end workstations?
For example: dual 28 core Xeons I consider to be complete overkill. Even more so now that there is a 32 core Threadripper chip, for a fraction of the price.
I personally think that the 8 core Ryzen cpus are the new price/performance sweet spot for a mid-range box.
A 1950x Threadripper is significantly cheaper compared to a 16 core xeon.
For anything less than 16 cores, older xeon cpus on a dual board are also an option, maybe a better budget option if you don't mind going used. The higher core counts have not really gotten to the used market at a cheap enough price, where there are tons of decommissioned 4, 6 and 8 core xeons.
What do you think? Would you go for a 16 or 32 core system?