I am looking into upgrading to a High Performance Computing work-station to do mostly computational fluid dynamics computations and some fundamental numerics. The CFD software that is available does not support GPU/CUDA. Aside from sufficient RAM and appropriate number of processors, the major bottleneck for my computations are the sockets of the processors.
Is there any reliable way I can compare the two just by using what is given to me in the data sheets? Has anybody here faced a similar decision? Advise is highly appreciated.