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Featured: Case Study with Justin Lassen

Posted in Featured Systems on 10/23/2020

Justin Lassen is a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and remixer. He's worked with artists like Madonna, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and Nine Inch Nails. His dark, symphonic masterpiece, And Now We See But Through A Glass Darkly, has seen over 100 million downloads.


Episode 49 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Will Gibbons, 3D Modeling, Rendering and Animation

Posted in News on 10/22/2020 by Houston Bennett

Our host sounds a bit off during the first half of the show. Sorry about that. We're excited to have Will Gibbons join us today for Workflow Wednesday! Will Gibbons creates stunning product renderings & animations for innovative and quality physical products. Before launching Will Gibbons Design, he was traveling the world teaching designers how to render their products. Check out his work at: https://willgibbons.com/


Patch Day Is Here; Blocking Third Party Installs

Posted in Support Software Guides on 10/21/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft Patch day is here again. The update will install automatically and should bring with it some nice new features but will also disable third-party device driver installs.


Corridor Digital - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Workstation

Posted in Landing Pages on 10/21/2020 by Eric Brown

Whether you are an aspiring artist or an industry veteran looking to do your best work, NVIDIA GPUs make it happen. Render quicker. Broadcast clearer. Edit videos better. From ray tracing and VR to AI-powered 8K video editing, NVIDIA GPUs in Studio laptops and desktops boost workflows. And they are backed by exclusive, free Studio Drivers that bring out the best in your creative apps.


Quad GeForce RTX 3090 in a desktop - Does it work?

Posted in Articles on 10/20/2020 by Matt Bach

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 24GB is an incredibly powerful GPU, but the power consumption makes it difficult to use even two cards in a desktop workstation. Are three or even four GPUs possible, or is the heat and power draw too high to be feasible?


Premiere Pro GPU Decoding for H.264/HEVC media - is it faster?

Posted in Articles on 10/20/2020 by Matt Bach

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


Episode 48 - Labs Open Office Hour: Dr. Don Kinghorn - Scientific Computing Advisor

Posted in News on 10/19/2020 by Houston Bennett

In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Don Kinghorn! Don is the escalation point for sales and support questions concerning HPC, Scientific Computing, Machine Learning, AI, Linux System Administration and Hardware Troubleshooting. He works on hardware systems validation for Scientific workloads and provides an internal educational resource for others here at Puget Systems.


Episode 47 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Matt Bach, Content Creation Hardware Analyst

Posted in News on 10/15/2020 by Houston Bennett

Today we talk with Matt Bach, Senior Labs Technician. Matt works as a hardware analyst where he researches, tests, and develops hardware solutions tailored specifically for content creation software packages. In this episode, we talk a little bit about how we decide what to test and how that testing gets done.


Task Scheduler - the Utility You Didn't Know You Needed

Posted in Support Software Guides on 10/13/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Task Scheduler is an application first introduced in Microsoft Windows 95 and is more useful than you think. This article will guide you through some if it's simplest uses.


Episode 46 - Labs Open Office Hour: William George, Photogrammetry & Engineering Software Expert

Posted in News on 10/09/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week William George spends an hour with us to chat and take questions about his area of expertise, Photogrammetry & Engineering software like Solidworks and Pix4D.


Episode 45 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Justin Lassen, Record producer, Composer, VR Sound Design Expert

Posted in News on 10/07/2020 by Houston Bennett

This episode was plagued by a number of technical issues; Zoom crashing, audio cutting out, etc. Sorry about that. Hopefully, there's value to be gained for the audience anyway. Today we talk with Justin Lassen, a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and remixer with over 20 years of experience in the music, film, tech, and video game industries! Justin is currently working as a spatial audio designer for VR/AR/MxR projects.


Windows 10 version 20h2 - October's Update

Posted in Support Software Guides on 10/05/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Some new features and a ton of bug fixes are coming this fall. Be ready and start getting excited!


Episode 44 - Labs Open Office Hour: Kelly Shipman - 3ds Max, Unreal, and MORE!

Posted in News on 10/02/2020 by Houston Bennett

This week Kelly Shipman spends an hour with us to chat and take questions about Unreal Engine, Game Development, Virtual Production, and More!


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

Note: Adding Anaconda PowerShell to Windows Terminal

Posted in HPC Blog on 10/01/2020 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

When you install Miniconda3 or Anaconda3 on Windows it adds a PowerShell shortcut that has the necessary environment setup and initialization for conda. It's listed in the Windows menu as "Anaconda Powershell Prompt (Anaconda3)". However, this opens a separate/detached PowerShell instance and it would be nice to have this as an optional shell from Windows Terminal! In this post we will add that functionality as a new shell option in Windows Terminal.


Episode 43 - Workflow Wednesday: LIVE Q&A with Ryan Connolly, Owner of Triune Films and Host of Film Riot

Posted in News on 09/30/2020 by Houston Bennett

Today we talk with Ryan Connolly writer and director of 16 incredible short films and creator/host of the popular filmmaking show Film Riot, a channel covering nearly every aspect of indie/small budget filmmaking. They've got tips and tricks for VFX, sound design, cinematography, and more! Film Riot explores the art of filmmaking in a way you've never seen.


Episode 42 - Labs Open Office Hour: The Labs Lads Discuss the RTX 3090

Posted in News on 09/25/2020 by Houston Bennett

While the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series cards are certainly the most powerful GPUs ever released, it is important to understand that different applications utilize the GPU in very different ways. The entire Labs Team joins us today to discuss and take questions about the newly released Nvidia RTX 3090 GPU!


Should I Upgrade My Puget Systems Desktop?

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 09/25/2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

As a system ages your daily tasks may become increasingly difficult. Deciding whether to upgrade the components or move to an entirely new system can be daunting, hopefully this article will help.


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

RTX3090 TensorFlow, NAMD and HPCG Performance on Linux (Preliminary)

Posted in HPC Blog on 09/24/2020 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

The second new NVIDIA RTX30 series card, the GeForce RTX3090 has been released. The RTX3090 is loaded with 24GB of memory making it a good replacement for the RTX Titan... at significantly less cost! The performance for Machine Learning and Molecular Dynamics on the RTX3090 is quite good, as expected.


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB & RTX 3090 24GB Review Roundup

Posted in Articles on 09/24/2020 by Matt Bach

The RTX 30-series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. We have looked at how the RTX 3080 10GB and RTX 3090 24GB perform in a range of professional applications to help you decide whether they are worth using in a new workstation, or as an upgrade in your current system.


Unreal Engine 4.25 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/24/2020 by Kelly Shipman

The RTX 3000 series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. With the RTX 3080 and 3090 now launched, we can find out if these performance gains will hold true in applications like Unreal Engine?


V-Ray GPU Rendering - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/24/2020 by William George

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. The RTX 3080 launched last week, and now with the RTX 3090 released today we can compare these models to each other as well as the older 20 Series to see how they stack up in GPU based rendering engines like Chaos Group's V-Ray & V-Ray Next.


OctaneRender 2020 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/24/2020 by William George

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. The RTX 3080 launched last week, and now with the RTX 3090 released today we can compare these models to each other as well as the older 20 Series to see how they stack up in GPU based rendering engines like OTOY's OctaneRender.


Redshift 3.0 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/24/2020 by William George

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. The RTX 3080 launched last week, and now with the RTX 3090 released today we can compare these models to each other as well as the older 20 Series to see how they stack up in GPU based rendering engines like Maxon Redshift.


Pix4D 4.5.6 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/24/2020 by William George

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. The RTX 3080 launched last week, and now with the RTX 3090 released today we can compare these models to each other as well as the older 20 Series find out how large those gains are in photogrammetry applications like Pix4D.


RealityCapture 1.1 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 & 3090 Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/24/2020 by William George

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 Series cards are here, with NVIDIA boasting significant performance gains over the previous generation. The RTX 3080 launched last week, and now with the RTX 3090 released today we can compare these models to each other as well as the older 20 Series find out how large those gains are in photogrammetry applications like RealityCapture.