High Performance Computing

Started by (Sandman) Logan-5, March 19, 2016, 11:21:05 PM

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Rix Gins

Quote from: (Sandman) Logan-5 on April 22, 2017, 05:41:52 AM
That's part of it, but they are also using a different approach. Instead of designing silicon for general purpose use, they are designing it to do one thing only, and to do that one thing very well. In specializing the hardware itself, efficiency in speed and power become easier to realize.
TensorFlow is the name of the specialized software that was designed to run on the TPU.




Found an article that explains it better than I did.  ;)
http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/processors/google-s-tensor-processing-unit-explained-this-is-what-the-future-of-computing-looks-like-1326915

They are just damn lucky that they didn't wind up with a Horta on their hands.  http://www.who2.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/mccoykirkspock-730x543.jpg

Quote from: Rix Gins on April 22, 2017, 05:50:59 AM
They are just damn lucky that they didn't wind up with a Horta on their hands.  http://www.who2.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/mccoykirkspock-730x543.jpg
;D   I got a chuckle out of that, because in all reality, that's exactly what they're aiming for.   ;)




Welcome to the candy store.  ;)


https://www.osti.gov/pages/search/term:distributed%20quantum%20computing/filter-results:F       DOE

https://www.osti.gov/scitech/search/semantic:distributed%20quantum%20computing/filter-results:F    SciTech Connect

I just used 'distributed quantum computing' as a search query. Pop in whatever you're looking for in tech docs.


Dr. MD MD

Quote from: (Sandman) Logan-5 on June 19, 2017, 11:02:10 PM
Microboards - Pi alternatives.  https://betanews.com/2016/11/07/8-superb-and-cheap-raspberry-pi-alternatives/


Rocks cluster setup walk-through. (Rocks is a Redhat / Fedora flavor)   http://www.linuxjournal.com/magazine/building-linux-based-high-performance-compute-cluster?page=0,0

Which way would you go?  ???

It bugs me that they don't put a component out as well as a HDMI. Most retro games I prefer through a CRT. Light gun games won't play without them.

starrmtn001

Google's DeepMind AI just taught itself to walk.  7.12.17.

https://youtu.be/gn4nRCC9TwQ

starrmtn001

Artificial Intelligence Is NOT what you think it is.  3.13.17.

https://youtu.be/wimUaNqEJyw

wr250

Quote from: StarrMountain on July 14, 2017, 11:33:11 AM
Artificial Intelligence Is NOT what you think it is.  3.13.17.

https://youtu.be/wimUaNqEJyw
this video brought to you by the number 19.5 and the hyper-dimensional physics dept near you.

starrmtn001


I have not built a computer in about 15 years now and been using laptops for the last 4-5 years since my original build finally   its  evil spirit confinement. I recently looked at the new soon to debut 16 core Ryzen 4gig and the new Radeon Vega GPU's. I am partial to the MSI motherboard(s--in general) that this new CPU will work on. Nice specs seemed to me, 8 DDR4 slots, 2M2 slots. MB and CPU  about 1,500 for them I have started at least 3 projects before that I have a lot of parts and cases around. Need new PS. Last build had 350wPS so new rig will need at least 6-700w.  Have this monster old chieftec server case is huge and has about 7 fans also another chieftec that was originally sold as an antec.
I plan that this will give me all the heat I need this winter. I hope to use Linux. I had originally had Mandrake Linux on my old Athlon 'puter before I got conned into loading XP on it for some classes I tried to take. I am really tired of how weak all the sockets are on the laptop. I don't watch TV other than some particular programs that I can download, use to play music CD's, download old LP's and make CD's for the car,play DVD's and such. I just want to "punch" my email and have it open in less than 10 seconds.  and download books, I am not into games.  These days I am more into acquiring more garden space. I know a 16 core and a vega card will be overkill for what I could get by on but I tend to open too many things  at once and 16 cores might find use for me not to crash as often.Laptops have been a real disappointment as far as longevity. Asus A6 APU started overheating, Toshiba A8APU got  a ransomware. Keyboard seem flakey and don't feel good like an old cherry clikity-clack.
Another thing that is a constant plague to me is printers, I have 2 HP inkjets, HP laser, and an epson (current) xp400 and I am constantly trying to get the computer to realize it has a printer hooked up. plus the damn Epson seems now to never use black ink even when set to black only(prints blue) and recently now longer sees the scanner being connected. And none of their damn tech people will never answer or help. I am even been looking for a decent referbed selectric typewriter because I can never expect the printer to work. I guess I need to figure I need to drop a couple Ben's or 3 on a decent printer than to keep purchasing lower end printers. Cheap printers and expensive refills quickly become doorstops for me. I got Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware and it seems to work, wish I knew when the other toshiba was working.  Sorry for my ramble here. I just would like  to find me some 'puting gear I can have some peace of mind with and is not built where there are anti suicide netting to keep the workers from jumping. I don't consider intel cpus  as they seem to require to much to figure out which MB-CPU work together. I have always liked  AMD-ATI,Belgian beer, organic food,McIntosh audio, classical music,wired telephones , analog recordings, manual transmissions,heirloom tomatoes, books, petite women with pointy nipples and earth mother vibes.

triola

Yeah, unless you do a lot of graphics rendering and video editing, 16 cores is altogether unnecessary.

You could do everything you described with no more than a core2-duo, to be honest.
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I just want to "punch" my email and have it open in less than 10 seconds.
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How's your network speed? Better hardware could help you load your desktop client faster (if you use one), but you need the bandwidth to go with it, especially if you get your email online with a web interface.
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Another thing that is a constant plague to me is printers...
Try updating your drivers...sometimes compatible drivers are an issue if you're on linux (you didn't specify your current OS), otherwise, all major manufacturers have current drivers for Win.

How loaded is your drive? How many processes are running in the background on startup? When is the last time you updated your anti-malware and actually sat through a scan or three? (you might consider doing this before you do anything else if it's been awhile).
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...is not built where there are anti suicide netting to keep the workers from jumping
I get that, but even back in the XT days, all the compatibles came from Taiwan, so we're talking since about 1982 or '83 here.

Just my opinion and I'm no expert, but if you're on Win: Run some anti-malware first, here's an example:
(run in this order)
TDSSKILLER.exe - From Kaspersky - check for rootkits and disable
MBAR.exe - from Malwarebytes - check for rootkits and malware   
MB3 - From Malwarebytes - scan and virus removal
ADWCLEANER.exe - From Malwarebytes - adware removal

After that, put on a *new* copy of something like Avast or Avira - Kaspersky has the best rating for recognition, but it's pretty aggressive and can slow your machine down in some cases, but if you haven't already done so (and you're on a Win box), get and install the ransomeware patch from MS (Avast will actually prompt you to do this if that's what you decide to go with - it's KB4012215, get the right one for your OS).

After all that (if you're on Win 7, 8 or 8.1), you'd be money ahead to run a MS telemetry, keylogger, spyware, forced update KB-removal script from this link:
https://gist.github.com/xvitaly/eafa75ed2cb79b3bd4e9


Pretty much, just upgrading hardware isn't going to get you all the way there. In the long run, computers require software maintenance on a fairly regular basis, so i'd try some cleanup first (if you're on Windows).

And don't let anyone tell you linux and Mac are beyond malware, it just ain't so, keep it maintained and good luck.

Dr. MD MD

Quote from: triola on August 05, 2017, 12:46:45 AM
And don't let anyone tell you linux and Mac are beyond malware, it just ain't so, keep it maintained and good luck.

Honestly, I just don't get it and never have. What you do get with macs that can be equally frustrating is built in obsolescence. Now that my computer is about 6 years old it's just not running current OS very well anymore. Lots of spinning beach balls. Sometimes I'm tempted to throw it against a concrete wall. I'd like to install an earlier version of the OS just because of this but then there are security issues that may not be (probably aren't) addressed in those.  ::)

Honestly, I think my next computer will be a Hackintosh that I make myself because I just can't go back to Windows. I may explore linux more in the future too.

starrmtn001

This is damn scary! :o :o :o

Bio-hackers encode malware into strand of DNA.  8.10.17.
The new research they plan to present at the USENIX Security conference on Thursday, a group of researchers from the University of Washington has shown for the first time that it’s possible to encode malicious software into physical strands of DNA.

https://youtu.be/n_6xULPO40Y

Dr. MD MD

Quote from: starrmtn001 on August 11, 2017, 06:57:03 PM
This is damn scary! :o :o :o

Bio-hackers encode malware into strand of DNA.  8.10.17.
The new research they plan to present at the USENIX Security conference on Thursday, a group of researchers from the University of Washington has shown for the first time that it’s possible to encode malicious software into physical strands of DNA.

We have entered the matrix.  8)

You took that red pill, right?  ???

starrmtn001

Quote from: Dr. MD MD on August 11, 2017, 07:02:24 PM
We have entered the matrix.  8)

You took that red pill, right?  ???

Yes.  Parents gave it to me when I was a baby. 

But, I'm thinking what this might mean for the future of transhuman software. :o

ZaZa

Quote from: starrmtn001 on August 11, 2017, 06:57:03 PM
This is damn scary! :o :o :o

Bio-hackers encode malware into strand of DNA.  8.10.17.
The new research they plan to present at the USENIX Security conference on Thursday, a group of researchers from the University of Washington has shown for the first time that it’s possible to encode malicious software into physical strands of DNA.

https://youtu.be/n_6xULPO40Y

"Bio-hackers encode malware into strand of DNA.  8.10.17."

I'm sure MV is behind it. If not personally then at least providing financial support from the money he makes running BellGab.

Dr. MD MD

Quote from: ZaZa on August 11, 2017, 07:12:29 PM
"Bio-hackers encode malware into strand of DNA.  8.10.17."

I'm sure MV is behind it. If not personally then at least providing financial support from the money he makes running BellGab.

MV envisions a world of free speaking conservatives and diapers that self-clean through advanced nanotechnology.  8)

Praise MV!  :)

starrmtn001

Quote from: ZaZa on August 11, 2017, 07:12:29 PM
"Bio-hackers encode malware into strand of DNA.  8.10.17."

I'm sure MV is behind it. If not personally then at least providing financial support from the money he makes running BellGab.

Dunno, ZaZ.  I'll have to think on that. ???



Jojo

Quote from: StarrMountain on June 24, 2018, 04:02:46 AM
That's really interesting.  So, programmers run the future.  The swarm light up on the dark stage was great.  I wonder how long their power source lasts.  He says they can't be "killed", but can they tolerate rain?

Fourteen


starrmtn001

Quote from: 14 on June 24, 2018, 11:49:54 PM
That's really interesting.  So, programmers run the future.  The swarm light up on the dark stage was great.  I wonder how long their power source lasts.  He says they can't be "killed", but can they tolerate rain?

Fourteen
Rain?  Probably.  Down sheer?  Not so much.  The flight pattern of these micro-drones is similar to a flight pattern of a UFO swarm reported in the Midwest I think, but I'm not sure where.
Also, the kill-shot to the dummy's head was unsettling. 
Finally, the presentation I found to be alarming.  Especially since it's being presented to a Middle Eastern audience, it seems.  Watch the second half again.  I think you'll see what I mean if you don't already. :o

starrmtn001

Quote from: StarrMountain on July 14, 2017, 11:27:09 AM
Google's DeepMind AI just taught itself to walk.  7.12.17.

https://youtu.be/gn4nRCC9TwQ

I just realized that the AI with arms and legs runs like Captain Jack Sparrow. ;D


Thank you for the vids, Starr.  :)

Here's one of the best write-ups I've come across for setting up and getting a cluster running. It's also relatively cheap.
https://www.linux.com/blog/building-compute-cluster-beaglebone-black

Although the article is old (2013,) it's still relevant - although I'd probably upgrade to Asus Tinkerboards for their greater memory and insusceptibility to  meltdown & limited susceptibility to spectre. (There are other boards out there immune to both, but contain lower specs.)  Anything with a Cortex-A53 is safe.  ;)

The Cortex A 75
                         72
                         57
                 &     15                 are all susceptible to S&M

The Cortex A 73
                         17
                         12
                           9
                           8
                       R 8
               &     R 7                 are Spectre only, vulnerable.         

Ditch the Pi, and give ODROID a try.     :D

The ODROID C-2 is an A53 cortex, 1.5Ghz quad core SoC, not susceptible to SPECTRE or Meltdown.    ;)

The, on sale,  XU-4, is an A15, and is susceptible.
(Get the A7 version if you want to upgrade.)





https://www.hpcwire.com/2016/07/14/alternative-supercomputing-misuse-computer/


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