(HPC and Scientific Computing)

Docker and NVIDIA-docker on your workstation: Installation

Posted in HPC Blog on 02/24/2017 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

In this second post on Docker and Nvidia-Docker we will do an install and setup on an Ubuntu 16.04 workstation.


Recommended Systems for Panopto

Posted in Featured Systems on 02/19/2017

Leveraging our years of experience producting quiet desktops and rackmount systems, we have worked directly with Panopto to design and implement servers configured specifically for the Panopto video platform. With enterprise class hardware, and our extreme attention to detail and quality control, our solutionss are not only quiet but extremely reliable as well.


 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

I Got Schooled by a Group of 7th Graders

Posted in Blog on 02/17/2017 by Brett Nordquist

If you're feeling overconfident in your public speaking skills, step into a class full of 7th graders. They are a tough crowd. That's what I did last week when my daughter's "Career & Technology" teacher asked me speak to her class about my work in technology. I prepared a 15-minute presentation that covered my years at Microsoft, a couple of startups, and positions at Puget Systems.


 (HPC and Scientific Computing)

Docker and NVIDIA-docker on your workstation: Motivation

Posted in HPC Blog on 02/16/2017 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

Docker containers together with the NVIDIA-docker can provide relief from dependency and configuration difficulties when setting up GPU accelerated machine learning environments on a workstation. In this post I will discuss motivation for considering this.


Featured: Case Study for Vomund Photography

Posted in Featured Systems on 02/15/2017

Vomund Photography uses a workstation from Puget Systems to deliver professional photography services for home builders, interior designers, architects, and land developers.


How Much Faster is a Modern Workstation for Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.8?

Posted in Articles on 02/15/2017 by Matt Bach

There is no doubt that a modern workstations are incredibly fast, but it can be difficult to determine how much of a performance gain you might see if you were to replace your 2,3,4, or 5 year old workstation. To try to answer this question as objectively as we can, we decided to benchmark five workstations using the highest end components over the past 6 years to see how they compare in Lightroom 2015.8


Photoshop CC 2017 NVIDIA Quadro GPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/15/2017 by Matt Bach

Video cards often get a lot of press and reviews, but unfortunately the professional cards such as the NVIDIA Quadro cards often get overlooked. In this article we will be looking at the current Quadro lineup to see how they perform in Photoshop.


Photoshop CC 2017 NVIDIA GeForce GPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/15/2017 by Matt Bach

Video cards often get a lot of press and reviews, but unfortunately for content creators (and other professionals), it is almost impossible to find any relevant non-gaming benchmarks to help you decide what card to purchase. In this article we will be looking at the GTX 1000 series cards and the Pascal Titan X to see how they perform in Photoshop.


Recommended Systems for Autodesk Maya

Posted in Featured Systems on 02/15/2017

Creating models, adding rigging, and performing animations in Maya needs a responsive workstation in order to allow your creative process to flow. Our recommended systems are designed to allow you to do your work without any hardware bottlenecks.


How Much Faster is a Modern Workstation for Adobe Photoshop CC 2017?

Posted in Articles on 02/14/2017 by Matt Bach

There is no doubt that a modern workstations are incredibly fast, but it can be difficult to determine how much of a performance gain you might see if you were to replace your 2,3,4, or 5 year old workstation. To try to answer this question as objectively as we can, we decided to benchmark five workstations using the highest end components over the past 6 years to see how they compare in Photoshop 2017


Recommended Systems for NVIDIA DIGITS/Caffe

Posted in Featured Systems on 02/07/2017

Our NVIDIA DIGITS machine learning configurations are single CPU, multi-GPU workstations optimized for deep-learning workloads. These are great platforms for working with Caffe and Torch and the DIGITS web interface. We have two base recommendations to meet performance and budget requirements.


SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 Quadro GPU Performance Comparison

Posted in Articles on 02/07/2017 by Matt Bach

Visualize is a GPU-based rendering engine that is able to utilize multiple video cards to achieve maximum performance. In this article we will be testing to see how well different models of Quadro video cards perform when rendering in Visualize.


 (HPC and Scientific Computing)

NVIDIA Quadro GP100 Tesla P100 power on your desktop

Posted in HPC Blog on 02/05/2017 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

NVIDIA has released the Quadro GP100 bringing Tesla P100 Pascal performance to your desktop. This new card gives you the compute performance of the NVIDIA Tesla P100 together with Quadro display capability. That means full double precision floating point capability of the P100 and NVLINK for multiple cards.


SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 GeForce GPU Performance Comparison

Posted in Articles on 02/03/2017 by Matt Bach

Visualize is a GPU-based rendering engine that is able to utilize multiple video cards to achieve maximum performance. In this article we will be testing to see how well different models of GeForce video cards perform when rendering in Visualize.


SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 GPU Scaling Analysis

Posted in Articles on 02/03/2017 by Matt Bach

Visualize is a GPU-based rendering engine that is able to utilize multiple video cards to achieve maximum performance. In this article we will be testing to see how well it is able to scale across two, three, and four GPU configurations.


 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

A Lesson I Learned at Microsoft

Posted in Blog on 02/03/2017 by Brett Nordquist

Before I came to Puget Systems I worked for a number of small companies and one large one: Microsoft.


Recommended Systems for Simulia

Posted in Featured Systems on 02/02/2017

Keyshot is a 3D rendering and animation software that makes extremely efficient use of each core in your CPU. Our recommended systems are available in either a single or dual CPU configuration to help you complete your renders as quickly as possible.


Recommended Systems for ANSYS

Posted in Featured Systems on 02/02/2017

Whether you are using ANSYS Fluent, Mechanical, or one of their other simulation packages, our recommended systems are designed to give you the best performance possible from a single workstation.


Recommended Systems for Keyshot

Posted in Featured Systems on 02/02/2017

Keyshot is a 3D rendering and animation software that makes extremely efficient use of each core in your CPU. Our recommended systems are available in either a single or dual CPU configuration to help you complete your renders as quickly as possible.


Recommended Systems for SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Posted in Featured Systems on 02/02/2017

SW Visualize utilizes the Iray rendering engine to leverage the power of your GPU complete renders incredibly quickly and can be even faster through the use of multiple GPUs. Our recommended systems can utilize up to four video cards to give you the fastest possible render times.


Is CPU Overclocking in Solidworks 2017 worth it? (i7-7700K)

Posted in Articles on 01/31/2017 by Matt Bach

Overclocking your CPU can result in higher performance in Solidworks, but there are a number of risks you run when doing so. In this article we will be benchmarking Solidworks 2017 with an overclocked Intel Core i7 7700K CPU to determine exactly how much better performance you can achieve while also presenting the main downsides associated with overclocking.


 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Bring On The New Year

Posted in Blog on 01/20/2017 by Brett Nordquist

The start to a new year is a good time to review your PC. Last weekend I pulled out my desktop PC and performed the following:


Recommended Systems for Zemax OpticStudio

Posted in Featured Systems on 01/19/2017

With its comprehensive suite of optical, laser, and illumination design features, OpticStudio provides unparalleled value for optical engineers and researchers. Using in-house testing, we have put together systems tailored to give you the best performance with both ray tracing and optimization workloads.


Featured: Case Study for Power Mechanical, Inc.

Posted in Featured Systems on 01/18/2017

Nick Reuter at Power Mechanical uses a Genesis I workstation from Puget Systems to handle heavy duty multi-tasking across a wide range of different applications and six monitors.


 (account manager)

Event Schedule For 2017

Posted in Blog on 01/17/2017

In 2017, our goal is to get out there where our customers are to learn more about them, learn more about their workflow, and find out what more we can do to optimize our systems and experience to those exact needs. That is why we are working with many user groups this year and have a big tradeshow calendar lined up. Are there any events that we should attend that aren't on this list? Let us know!