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  • #236843 |
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    Hey guys!Anyone using strategyguant SQX to generate strategies on this server Dell PowerEdge Virtualization Server ! 12-Core 192GB RAM 12TB RAID ?Please share your experiences..Would be very much appreciated.

    #236926
    Customer
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    you dont need that much RAM and HDD – what matters is GHZ or new architectures (ryzen, i9) :)

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    #236944
    Customer
    432 Posts

    My guess: the RAM is complete overkill for a 12 core CPU, SQX won´t use it at all and you can rather invest the money into more cores. For example: I am currently letting SQX run on 64 threads on a 32 threads CPU (Threadripper 1950X) as 64 threads give a more steady load than 32 for me. I am having 32GB of RAM and allowing SQX to use 27GB of that. Yet, even with 64 threads, 32 years of backtests on H1 data and 20(!) additional pairs with 32 years of history data in the crosscheckes too, it barely takes > 10 GB. Especially with the latest update RAM usage has been reduced extremely, even if using so many threads and so much data to build strategies it barely exits the 10GB mark. So what would rather be useful for you is more cores, less RAM. And the 12TB RAID, hehe, you can save that as well, because my SQX install with 21 pairs 1 minute data 32 years each is just 4GB ;-) It´s a nice server, but less than ideal configured for SQX usage. Such a server is rather focused at heavy and big databases with a huge size and throughput.

    #237087
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    Hi Geektrader

    Really valuable information you have shared here.Where did you buy your workstation?Can you share the link with us?I think it will be useful to some traders here looking for a powerful processor for SQX.

    My guess: the RAM is complete overkill for a 12 core CPU, SQX won´t use it at all and you can rather invest the money into more cores. For example: I am currently letting SQX run on 64 threads on a 32 threads CPU (Threadripper 1950X) as 64 threads give a more steady load than 32 for me. I am having 32GB of RAM and allowing SQX to use 27GB of that. Yet, even with 64 threads, 32 years of backtests on H1 data and 20(!) additional pairs with 32 years of history data in the crosscheckes too, it barely takes > 10 GB. Especially with the latest update RAM usage has been reduced extremely, even if using so many threads and so much data to build strategies it barely exits the 10GB mark. So what would rather be useful for you is more cores, less RAM. And the 12TB RAID, hehe, you can save that as well, because my SQX install with 21 pairs 1 minute data 32 years each is just 4GB  It´s a nice server, but less than ideal configured for SQX usage. Such a server is rather focused at heavy and big databases with a huge size and throughput.

    #237092
    Customer
    793 Posts

    ebay is full of these machines – refubrished work stations

    You want to be a profitable algotrader? We started using StrateQuant software in early 2016. For now we have a very big knowhow for building EAs for every possible types of markets. We share this knowhow, apps, tools and also all final strategies with real traders. If you want to join us, fill in the FORM. 1500+ final SQX strategies for members running on demo accounts to verify the edge DEMO ACCS. We provide also strategies for indices - DAX, DOW JONES, NASDAQ, SP, UK, because we have realtick data from our brokers.

    #237120
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    I found an interesting server here https://www.nocix.net/high-performance-dedicated-servers/ and the prices are not that bad.$59 per month for 32 threads..Having 2 of these 32threads dedicated servers will make 64threads for $118 per month FYI I am not affiliated to them.I was doing some google search and found them.Looks interesting..Let me know what you think guys?

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