With the all the COVID-19 quarantining going on in Washington state, I have now been working out of my home office for about 3 weeks. In the spirit of helping those who are either working from home for the first time, or simply not used to doing so full time, I thought I would share my setup and strategies on how to be productive from home.
This is the first entry in a series of blog posts from various folks here at Puget Systems, showing how each of us are coping with the changes to our normal life and work routines during the COVID-19 quarantine. In this installment, William George shows his work-from-home setup and talks about the struggle to focus on work in the midst of a family of five.
Nearly seven years ago, I began working remotely when I moved my family from Auburn, Washington to St. George, Utah. I knew a few people who worked from home, but the practice wasn't as accepted by in 2013 as it is today. Given my background in software, I spent a few weeks researching the tools that I'd need to make the transition to a home office. That I worked for a tech-savvy manager and owner at Puget Systems, helped immensely, and both showed a lot of patience as I worked through gathering the right hardware and software tools to do my job.
When we send a system out pre-loaded with Microsoft Office, chances are it is already activated but in the rare occurrence that you are having troubles, check out this article for detailed solutions.
The spread of COVD-19 is having significant impact on our company, and the computer industry as a whole. In this post, I'll fill you in on what's happening, and what we are doing to mitigate the impact, and keep YOU up and running!
Not yet ready to make the full switch-over to Windows or Linux? We are discussing using a dual boot setup to allow access to multiple operating systems. This article will basic do’s and don’ts of dual-booting Linux alongside Windows.
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In this 45 minute webinar, Dr. Donald Kinghorn will go over recent HPC testing on the latest AMD Threadripper processors. These extraordinary many-core processors present opportunity and challenges for high performance workstation use. The talk will present testing results and methods. Bring your questions and curiosity!
Is 32-cores enough? I had some testing time again on an AMD Threadripper 32-core 3970x and thought it would be interesting to compare that to the 64-core 3990x. In this post I take a comparative look at parallel performance and scaling for HPL Linpack, Python numpy and the NAMD molecular dynamics program.
NVIDIA does not consider dual NVLink - using two pairs of cards, each connected via a NVLink bridge and enabled via SLI - to be a supported configuration with GeForce cards in Windows, but some driver releases do allow it to function. This article will look at how to get that working, if you really must have it, and why we are not offering it on our workstations here at Puget Systems.
With the recent release of SOLIDWORKS 2020's first service pack, as well as multiple new CPU launches from Intel and AMD in the past few months, we thought it would be a good time to do a roundup of processor performance in modeling, rendering, and simulations within SOLIDWORKS.
Clearing application preferences is often one of the first steps when troubleshooting a software issue, but if it does not resolve the issue, you typically will want to have a backup of your preferences that you can restore. This functionality is not built into Adobe apps by default, so we created a small utility that can backup, restore, or clear application preferences from many of the most popular Creative Cloud applications.
64 cores is a lot of cores! How well will parallel applications scale on that many cores? The answer, of course, is, it depends on the application. In this post I look at Amdhal's Law parallel scaling for HPL Linpack, Python numpy and the NAMD molecular dynamics program.
The free version of our benchmarks allow individuals to evaluate the performance of their own systems in popular Adobe Creative Cloud applications like Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. However, for commercial use (system reviewers, hardware/software developers, workstation manufacturers, etc.), we have but specific commercial use versions that include features that are often desired such as command line automation, result logging, and email support.
Auburn, WA (February 25, 2020) - Puget Systems (www.pugetsystems.com) today announced a new initiative - the PugetBench for Adobe® Creative Cloud®- to address the need for comprehensive, repeatable and consistent benchmark testing for the most popular applications used by creative professionals. These benchmarks are designed to thoroughly test many of Adobe's most popular applications using real-world projects and workflows, and the latest CPU, GPU, and other hardware components.
Puget Systems lists Recommended Systems for Photoshop, and Recommended Systems for Lightroom. This is great when you are just running one of those programs, but which hardware should I use if I run both Lightroom & Photoshop?