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Linux Live Environment

Posted in Support Software Guides on 07/29/2021 by Terrell Barnes

Puget provides a Tools USB with a plethora of tools preinstalled. One of the most useful is the Linux Live Environment so if you're wondering how to access or use it, check this out!


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

Intel Ice Lake Xeon-W vs AMD TR Pro Compute Performance (HPL, HPCG, NAMD, Numpy)

Posted in HPC Blog on 07/29/2021 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

The single socket version of Intel third generation Xeon SP is out, the Ice Lake Xeon W 33xx. This is a much better platform with faster large capacity 8 channel memory and PCIe v4 with plenty of lanes. The new Intel platform is very much like the AMD Threadripper Pro (single socket version of EPYC Rome) so this is the obvious comparison to make. Read on to see how the numerical computing testing went!


Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Review Roundup

Posted in Articles on 07/29/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


V-Ray - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/29/2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


Cinema 4D - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/29/2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


Unreal Engine - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/29/2021 by Kelly Shipman

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


Workstations with Intel Xeon W-3300 Processors

Posted in Landing Pages on 07/29/2021 by William George

Intel is updating the single-socket Xeon workstation processor line, with new models based on their Ice Lake architecture. These Xeon W-3300 models are available with 12 to 38 cores and feature an 8-channel memory controller, RDIMM support, and a large number of PCI-Express lanes. We have gathered hardware specifications, links to articles about how these new Xeon processors performs with many popular applications, and more.


Adobe Photoshop - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/29/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. Photoshop may not be a prime candidate for this platform, but since it is one of the most widely used applications in the creative community, we wanted to see how these new Intel processors perform compared to AMD's Threadripper Pro line.


Adobe After Effects - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/29/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, touting up to 18% IPC improvement, and support for 4TB of RAM. The amount of RAM you have available for After Effects is often critical, but is Xeon W worth the cost in order to get up to 4TB of RAM, or should you stick with the Intel and AMD's consumer line of processors?


Adobe Premiere Pro - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/29/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


DaVinci Resolve Studio - Intel Xeon W-3300 Processor Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/29/2021 by Matt Bach

Intel's new Xeon W-3330 series of workstation CPUs are here, ranging from 12 to 38 cores, and touting up to 18% IPC improvements. But are these features worth the higher cost of the Xeon platform, and how do they fare against AMD's Threadripper Pro line?


An Introduction to Servers

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 07/23/2021 by Ken Colorossi

If you are new to servers there are a few things you are going to want to be aware of and consider. A server isn't just your stander PC. In this article, we are going to go over the difference between Desktops and Rackmounts, Why servers are so loud, and the different Server Operating systems.


Your Guide to the Unreal Engine

Posted in Support Software Guides on 07/23/2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Basic guide including terms and solutions for some of the most common problems


Samsung Magician's Hot SSDs Aren't Actually All That Hot

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 07/23/2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

SSDs are reporting as overheating in Samsung Magician, is it real or is it make believe.


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Review Roundup

Posted in Articles on 07/22/2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance and higher VRAM on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. But how do these new cards perform in the real world?


William George (Product Development)

State of the CPU

Posted in Blog on 07/21/2021 by William George

Earlier this year I wrote about AMD's comeback, as their processors were being included in more than half of the workstations we sold. It has been a few months now, marked by a lot of hardware shortages in this industry, so I wanted to revisit the situation and look at some additional metrics regarding CPU sales here at Puget Systems.


Unreal Engine 4.26 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/21/2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, promising higher performance than their non-Ti counterparts - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where these fit in Nvidia's crowded product line for Unreal Engine.


OctaneRender 2020 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/20/2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & RTX 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance than their non-Ti variants - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where these fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


Redshift - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/20/2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & RTX 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance than their non-Ti variants - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where these fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


V-Ray - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/20/2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & RTX 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance than their non-Ti variants - although with a larger price tag to match. The big question is exactly where these fit in Nvidia's crowded lineup for GPU Rendering.


Adobe Premiere Pro - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/19/2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance and higher VRAM on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. In this article, we will look at how it performs in Premiere Pro compared primarily to the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.


DaVinci Resolve Studio - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/19/2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance and higher VRAM on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. In this article, we will look at how these cards perform in DaVinci Resolve Studio compared to the standard versions of the RTX 3070 and 3080.


Adobe After Effects - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti & 3080 Ti Performance

Posted in Articles on 07/19/2021 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are here, touting more performance and higher VRAM on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the the RTX 3080 - although with a larger price tag to match. While After Effects does utilize the GPU for a number of effects, is the higher price worth it?


Unreal Engine 5 - What's new, and is it ready to use.

Posted in Articles on 07/16/2021 by Kelly Shipman

Unreal Engine 5 is the first major release from Epic since Unreal Engine 4 release 7 years ago. We take a look at what is new, and if it is ready for your project.


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

Self Contained Executable Containers Using Enroot Bundles

Posted in HPC Blog on 07/14/2021 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

NVIDIA Enroot has a unique feature that will let you easily create an executable, self-contained, single-file package with a container image AND the runtime to start it up! This allows creation of a container package that will run itself on a system with or without Enroot installed on it! "Enroot Bundles".