Windows 10 Upgrade Woes

Posted in Support Software Guides on 05/24/2016 by Christopher Lee Crader

This article discusses the recent problems with Microsoft more or less forcing Windows 10 upgrades.


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Intel Broadwell Xeon E5 2600v4 performance test

Posted in HPC Blog on 05/18/2016 by Dr. Donald Kinghorn

The Intel Xeon E5 2600 v4 Broadwell processors are finally available. My first Linpack testing with a E5-2687W v4 shows a greater than 35% performance increase over the v3 Haswell version! And, it's the same price as the v3 version! It's significantly better than expected.


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Install Intel Python using conda from Anaconda Python

Posted in HPC Blog on 05/13/2016 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

You can try Intel Python from your Anaconda install using conda!


Recommended Systems for Solidworks

Posted in Featured Systems on 05/13/2016

Puget Systems has performed extensive analysis of Solidworks to configure a trio of systems that are designed specifically for the needs of Solidworks users.


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A word from a Support Technician at Puget Systems

Posted in Blog on 05/10/2016 by Samyntha Hubbard

Although our hope is that you will never have to call in to Support for assistance (we hope our machines operate at optimal performance out of the box and for many years without any hiccups) we realize that from time-to-time, you will need to reach out to us. Whether it is assistance with setting up or troubleshooting an issue with a newly purchased system or working to resolve issues with a system that has seen its share of years, we are more than happy to hear from you.


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GeForce GTX 1080 & 1070 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted in Blog on 05/10/2016 by William George

NVIDIA's announcement of the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 video cards has a lot of folks excited, and Iíve responded to several questions over the last few days regarding these cards. In an effort to help a wider audience who probably have similar questions, Iíve put together a summary of what we know at this point about these upcoming graphics cards.


Recommended Systems for Virtual Reality

Posted in Featured Systems on 04/29/2016

Puget Systems has put together systems configured for virtual reality through head mounted displays like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift


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The Growing Puget Systems Community

Posted in Blog on 04/28/2016 by Eric Brown

If youíve been following us over the past few months you are probably well aware that we have been travelling quite a bit and have a lot of new projects going on. In fact, since the beginning of the year, we have travelled approximately 15,000 miles.. So what have we been up to?


Octane Render GPU Performance Comparison

Posted in Articles on 04/28/2016 by Matt Bach

Octane Render 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 Octane Render is able to use both different models of video cards as well as multiple physical cards in parallel.


How to disable Sleep Mode or Hibernation

Posted in Support Software Guides on 04/26/2016 by Richard Falk

We have seen a few problems with Sleep Mode and Hibernation in Windows 10, so I wanted to write this article to explain how to turn either of them off in case you would rather not use them.


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It's the Personal Touch

Posted in Blog on 04/22/2016

Puget Systems is growing and as we continue to add more staff and infrastructure, we never want to be so large that we forget what makes us a great company. Itís the relationship we have with our clients. The personals touch we deliver time and time again. The experience we provide when you purchase a system from us that makes you always want to come back to us for all your computer needs.


Recommended Systems for Live Streaming

Posted in Featured Systems on 04/15/2016

Puget Systems has put together systems configured for professional and enthusiast gamers who live stream on sites like Twitch and YouTube


NAB Show 2016

Posted in Landing Pages on 04/15/2016 by Eric Brown

For the first time, Puget Systems will be exhibiting at NAB Show 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. We are working with Mike Pecci, of McFarland & Pecci, to display what it is like to work on our high-end editing workstations. Be sure to swing by our booth in the South Lower Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (SL15408) to talk with us and Mike Pecci.


Keyshot Multi Core Performance

Posted in Articles on 04/14/2016 by Matt Bach

Keyshot is a CPU-based rendering engine that is able to utilize a high number of cores to achieve maximum performance. In this article we will be performing testing to determine just how effective Keyshot is at using multiple cores to determine what CPU models will give you the best rendering performance.


Recommended Systems for Adobe Premiere Pro

Posted in Featured Systems on 04/13/2016

Puget Systems has performed extensive analysis of Adobe Premiere Pro to configure a trio of systems that are designed specifically for the needs of Premiere Pro users.


Recommended Systems for Adobe After Effects

Posted in Featured Systems on 04/13/2016

Puget Systems has performed extensive analysis of Adobe Premiere Pro to configure a trio of systems that are designed specifically for the needs of Premiere Pro users.


NVIDIA Iray CPU Scaling

Posted in Articles on 04/13/2016 by Matt Bach

While Iray is primarily a GPU-based rendering engine, there is some interesting performance ramifications from using a high core count CPU. In this article we will be examining in detail how the CPU can affect Iray performance with different video card combinations.


NVIDIA Iray GPU Performance Comparison

Posted in Articles on 04/13/2016 by Matt Bach

Iray 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 Iray is able to use both different models of video cards as well as multiple physical cards in parallel.


Taking Ownership of a File (or Iím Admin! Why Canít I Mess with this Random File?)

Posted in Support Software Guides on 04/13/2016 by Christopher Lee Crader

This article covers taking ownership of a file and changing the permissions so that you can modify, delete, or move the file. It includes a video showing the process for this.


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Working at Puget is Worth It

Posted in Blog on 04/05/2016 by Alicia Menson

Hi. My name is Alicia and I am one of the newer employees here at Puget. I am the administrative assistant and the first person people see when they enter our office or speak to over the phone.


GPU Technology Conference 2016

Posted in Landing Pages on 03/31/2016 by Eric Brown

For the third year in a row, Puget Systems will be exhibiting at this year's GPU Technology Conference, April 4th - 7th. We will be displaying our new GPU accelerated offerings including a desktop-class laptop and our DIGITS box. Come meet with us at Booth #106!


CPU Coolers and My Experiment

Posted in Blog on 03/30/2016 by Richard Falk

In order to double check the accuracy of Noctua's Cpu cooler product we put its specifications to the test. This will explain CPU coolers and what we found.


Mental Ray Multi Core Performance

Posted in Articles on 03/30/2016 by Matt Bach

Mental Ray is a CPU-based rendering engine that is able to utilize a high number of cores to achieve maximum performance. In this article we will be performing testing to determine just how effective Mental Ray is at using multiple cores to determine what CPU models will give you the best Mental Ray performance.


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NVIDIA ShadowPlay - GPU Accelerated Recording and Streaming

Posted in Blog on 03/29/2016 by William George

A brief overview of software from NVIDIA to record or live-stream games (or other content), using a GeForce graphics card to handle the video encoding in real time with minimal impact on performance.


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NVIDIA DIGITS Install

Posted in HPC Blog on 03/28/2016 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

If you are happy to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Ubuntu-MATE in our case) then setting up a system with the NVIDIA DIGITS software stack is simple. I'll give you some guidance on getting everything working, from the Linux install to the DIGITS web interface.