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Featured: Case Study with Dr. Adam Glaser from the University of Washington

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/06/2020

Dr. Glaser works as a researcher in the Molecular Biophotonics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. He and his team design, fabricate and deploy optical instruments for clinical applications.


RealityCapture 1.0.3 HT / SMT Performance Analysis

Posted in Articles on 07/02/2020 by William George

We've observed that some photogrammetry applications seem to perform better with lower core count processors, so we wanted to look at whether Hyperthreading and Simultaneous Multithreading could be negatively impacting performance in these programs. Next up is RealityCapture.


Pix4D 4.5.6 HT / SMT Performance Analysis

Posted in Articles on 07/01/2020 by William George

We've observed that some photogrammetry applications seem to perform better with lower core count processors, so we wanted to look at whether Hyperthreading and Simultaneous Multithreading could be negatively impacting performance in these programs. Next up is Pix4Dmapper.


Agisoft Metashape 1.6.2 HT / SMT Performance Analysis

Posted in Articles on 06/30/2020 by William George

We have observed that some photogrammetry applications seem to perform better with lower core count processors, so we wanted to look at whether Hyperthreading and Simultaneous Multithreading could be negatively impacting performance in these programs - starting with Agisoft Metashape.


SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP1 Intel Core 10th Gen CPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 06/26/2020 by William George

Intel recently updated their mainstream Core processor series, and since we had tested SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP1 pretty recently we thought it would be good to run these new CPUs through the same testing to see how they compare with other Intel and AMD models.


Hyper-V: Settings and How to Use Them

Posted in Support Software Guides on 06/26/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Another installment of our Hyper-V guides. This article will walk you through each setting available and how to make changes to better control your individual VMs.


Kelly Shipman (Puget Labs Technician)

Unexpected Data

Posted in Blog on 06/26/2020 by Kelly Shipman

A lot of what we do in Labs is somewhat predictable. But what we are really looking for is the unexpected.


Hyper-V: The Basics of the Hyper-V Manager

Posted in Support Software Guides on 06/25/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article details each of the sections and actions available within the Hyper-V Manager.


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

Note: How To Copy and Rename a Microsoft WSL Linux Distribution

Posted in HPC Blog on 06/19/2020 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

WSL on Windows 10 does not (currently) provide a direct way to copy a Linux distribution that was installed from the "Microsoft Store". The following guide will show you a way to make a working copy of an installed distribution with a new name.


Premiere Pro 14.2 GPU Roundup - NVIDIA GeForce SUPER vs AMD Radeon

Posted in Articles on 06/18/2020 by Matt Bach

Depending on the number of GPU-accelerated effects you use, a higher-end GPU can give you a nice performance boost in Premiere Pro. But is it better to go with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX video card, or one of AMD's Radeon GPUs?


Jon Bach (President)

The Path to Change

Posted in Blog on 06/17/2020 by Jon Bach

Each of our voices may be small, but together we can make a difference, and we’re already seeing signs of that happening! This is a painful time for our country, but it is also a time of renewed hope, where we have a chance to grow and better live up to the principles on which this country was founded.


The Basics of BitLocker Drive Encryption

Posted in Support Software Guides on 06/17/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature integrated into Windows and provides excellent protection for your data. This article will guide you through encrypting your devices without a TPM.


Using MemTest86

Posted in Support Software Guides on 06/17/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Guide of how to download, create bootable USB and run Memtest - also including instructions for running Windows Memory Diagnostic


Best Workstation PC for V-Ray Next GPU (Spring 2020)

Posted in Articles on 06/15/2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for rendering with V-Ray Next GPU.


Best Workstation PC for V-Ray Next CPU (Spring 2020)

Posted in Articles on 06/12/2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for rendering with V-Ray Next CPU.


Kelly Shipman (Puget Labs Technician)

Progress Comes in Many Forms

Posted in Blog on 06/12/2020 by Kelly Shipman

The benchmark continues to progress, and results are rolling in.


Best Workstation PC for Pix4D (Spring 2020)

Posted in Articles on 06/11/2020 by William George

A short article covering some of the best computer system configurations for photogrammetry in Pix4D.


Best Workstation PC for Redshift 3D (Spring 2020)

Posted in Articles on 06/10/2020 by William George

The second entry in a series of short articles looking at the best computer system specs for a variety of popular applications focuses on Redshift by Maxon.


Eric Brown (Marketing Manager)

Silence Is A Luxury

Posted in Blog on 06/08/2020 by Eric Brown

Puget Systems' employee, Eric Brown, talks about current events and his message for those trying to make sense of it all right now.


Managing Windows 10 Libraries

Posted in Support Software Guides on 06/08/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

By default, Microsoft creates your personal folders in your primary local disk (C:) which most people won't mind but if you want to move them to a secondary drive, such as an SSD where other data is stored, you can in a few simple steps.


Arianna Smith (Shipping Technician)

Give Me Liberty

Posted in Blog on 06/08/2020 by Arianna Smith

Puget Systems' employee, Arianna Smith, talks about current events and her message for those trying to make sense of it all right now.


Hyper-V: Creating Virtual Machines

Posted in Support Software Guides on 06/05/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft Windows 10 includes a wide array of useful tools and utilities but one of more powerful tools is Microsoft Hyper-V. Hyper-V allows you to virtualize an operating system and perform testing in a sand-boxed environment. This article will guide you through what it is and how to create your first Virtual Machine(VM).


Premiere Pro 14.2 H.264/H.265 Hardware Encoding Performance

Posted in Articles on 06/04/2020 by Matt Bach

In the 14.2 version of Premiere Pro, Adobe has added support for GPU-based H264/H.265 (HEVC) hardware encoding with both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs. How well does this feature work, and how much faster is it than the previous hardware encoding that utilized Intel Quicksync?


How to Make Use of Our Newest Puget Tools USB (May 2020 and later) From Inside Windows

Posted in Support Software Guides on 06/04/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Full breakdown of our Puget Tools USB and all it's features/functions. Full guidance on how to use the tools as well.


Cameran Varner (Production Technician)

It's Right In Front of Your Face

Posted in Blog on 06/04/2020 by Cameran Varner

Puget Systems' employee, Cameran Varner, talks about current events and his message for those trying to make sense of it all right now.