Started by (Sandman) Logan-5, March 19, 2016, 11:21:05 PM
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Quote from: Walks_At_Night on September 14, 2016, 08:38:24 PMLast high end system I worked on when I was in Server development:x3950 X6
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on September 22, 2016, 06:23:40 PMThis thread reminds me of being back in college hanging out with my hacker buddies in the computer department. Whenever we all hung out the conversation would eventually get around to computer spec talk. A more philosophical friend of mine mused during one of those conversations that in our father's generation they all sat around and talked about how fast their cars were. In ours we talk about how fast our computers are. In a generation we went from the speed of physical travel to the speed of mental travel being the most important thing. Well, his words have never really stop echoing in my mind because they've only seemed to get more true as time goes by.
Quote from: WOTR on September 24, 2016, 06:00:19 PMI really like the thought. I would only change the term "mental travel" to the "speed of information". Note I did not say knowledge (though it can be used for such.) Right now, the majority of processing power and internet speed for individuals is spent on netflix and porn.That criticism does not detract from the argument your friend made in any way. It is an interesting point to ponder...
Quote from: (Sandman) Logan-5 on September 23, 2016, 06:23:47 AMHi Doc. I'll bet a generation or two before that it was the fastest horse, best breeding, stamina, and rough trail traversal. But I get your point. W_A_N, the systems you're familiar with get an honorable mention in the following article. https://www.quora.com/Are-there-any-motherboards-designed-for-high-performance-computingMFM, I found a good one for you. I'd still recommend server / enterprise level hardware if you are doing a production build rather than a hobby build - especially the motherboard. http://www.logicalincrements.com/articles/videoediting/ &https://turbofuture.com/computers/Build-Photo-Editing-PCCheck the comments on these pages too. There are additional tricks listed.For example, I like this guy, and he is correct if you use the XEONs he mentions. ( If you are considering this, you're not the first as X58 Chipset components seem to be drying up.)" Ryan 19 months agoConsider going back in time to the x56.. Processors with the lga1366/socket Asus server mother board. 1. You can practically blow any I7 out of the water with two x5680s for $300 and you'll have more pcie slots to play with. Having DDR4 would be nice, but it's not a practical option, and probably won't be, for a while for budget workstations. " ^^^^ To avoid confusion, the lga 1366 motherboard socket uses an X58 chipset. His mention of x56.. refers to the intel XEON CPU designation e.g. x5670, x5680, x5690, etc.. x=power draw (L would be low power) the 56 is a hexa-core (12 w/ hyperthreading) if it were 55 it would be a quad-core (8 w/ HT) The 55's have an 8MB cache whereas the 56 has 12. (Level-3)Another tip on XEONs, stick with the ones that end in a 0. The specs are different with the interim numbered chips. Ex. Choice between x5674 and an x5670. pick x5670 unless they are the same price and check to see if the additional power draw is worth the minimal computational gain. most times it's not. Those are special purpose chips and you need to check the specs. Here's a handy-dandy CPU comparison chart w/ hyperlinks to take you to the specs. https://cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+X5670+%40+2.93GHz&id=1307
Quote from: Hog on September 23, 2016, 11:13:22 PMOK its only 50 large, can I stream Gabcast on it, or doesnt it come with speakers?peaceHog
Quote from: starrmtn001 on September 24, 2016, 06:59:20 PMWhy do I even come here?You're good man, Logan, but every time I read your stuff in your thread, I fry a number of neural circuits. I really want to learn this stuff, but I just don't know where to start.
Quote from: starrmtn001 on October 19, 2016, 11:50:28 PMThank you very much, Logan.
Quote from: theONE on October 20, 2016, 05:39:42 AMTalking about "High Performance Computing" in this thread -I'm going to hack BellGab's resources to get to the pictures of starr's sexy legs pictures that she posted here few mont's ago.Anyone has a password ?? --so I don't have to use brute force
Quote from: starrmtn001 on October 20, 2016, 08:42:06 AMOh for God's sake. Here!
Quote from: onan on October 20, 2016, 08:47:57 AMI need a smoke.
Quote from: starrmtn001 on October 20, 2016, 09:21:21 AMIf you're using kitchen matches, you can strike it on my legs!