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As we move more and more of our workstation systems to Xeon CPUs, we sometimes get asked why we are using server CPUs instead of the "faster" Core i7 CPUs. In this article we will be going over what makes Xeon E5 and Core i7 CPUs different and whether one is actually faster than the other.
With hundreds of CPU models available, it can be a daunting task to determine which CPU will give you the best performance in Lightroom. In this article we will be examining the multi-threading capabilities of Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6 to determine whether a CPU with a high frequency or a CPU with a high core count will give you the best possible performance.
Modern computing hardware is all about parallelism. This is because we essentially hit the wall several years ago on increasing core clock frequency to speedup serial code execution. The transistor count has continued to follow Moore’s Law (doubling every 1.5-2 years) but these transistors have mostly gone into multiple cores, vector units, memory controllers, etc. on a single die. To utilize this hardware, software needs to be written to take advantage of it, i.e. you have to go parallel.
Shortly after my wife and I moved into our first house, I decided to build out a home theater. I spent months researching receivers, speakers, and cables. A number of friends chimed in with suggestions. Once I felt confident with my configuration, I began acquiring each component, piece by piece. With the help of an audio-savvy friend, I finally got my theater up and running. I even remember the first DVD I watched was the Eagles: When Hell Freezes Over because it was available in DTS. As those first few chords of Hotel California echoed through my home, I felt excited and relief that it was over.
Puget Systems has teamed up with Intel to power content creators! Photo and video work can place significant demands on your workstation. Puget Systems is a leader in providing high quality, high performance PCs, ideal for this work. We are providing a prize desktop and laptop for the Intel contest, and have provided the contest judges, Andy Best and Renee Robyn, with PCs of their own.
Choosing the right CPU for your system can be a daunting - yet incredibly important - task. The shear number of different models available makes it difficult to determine which CPU will give you the best possible performance while staying within your budget. In this article we will be looking at a way to estimate CPU performance based on a mathematical equation called Amdahl's Law.
"Why are your systems so expensive?" I run into this question from time to time. It is understandable I suppose, since so many computer companies have worked to make their systems cheaper and cheaper to make them more appealing to a number of folks. As one company does this, then another company will attempt to do the same with a slightly lower price than the other in an effort to compete in that market.
With hundreds of CPU models available, it can be a daunting task to determine which CPU will give you the best performance in Photoshop. In this article we will be examining the multi-threading capabilities of Photoshop CC to determine whether a CPU with a high frequency or a CPU with a high core count will give you the best possible performance.
Despite Intel directing the Xeon processor line toward specific types of computers - primarily servers and workstations - there has been some confusion over when they are the appropriate choice versus a more mainstream processor. I’ve had gamers ask about Xeons because they thought they were more powerful, and likewise I have had businesses ask about running servers on Core i7 processors. So when does a Xeon make sense, and what do they really bring to the table?
Another great GTC meeting. NVIDIA does this right! The most interesting aspects for me this year were the talks on "Deep Learning" (Artificial Neural Networks) and OpenPOWER. I have some observations and links to recordings of the keynotes and talks. Enjoy!
The Ford Mustang, Apple's iPhone and pretty much any Harley Davidson bike are a few products whose design is debated and aggressively deliberated among fans. Even the slightest design or spec change can send fans running for social media to discuss and debate. It's dangerous business messing with a classic. When you tell people your favorite Mustang is the '65 Fastback, you're drawing a line in the sand between the classic and the new. You stand for something and can defend your position. In fact, you probably search for opportunities to defend your choice.
Posted in Featured Systems on 03/26/2015
Asus System ESC8000 G3 3U Server 2x Intel Xeon E5-2660 V3 2.6GHz Ten Core 25MB 105W 8x Crucial DDR4-2133 16GB ECC Reg. (128GB Total) 8x NVIDIA Tesla K40 PCI-E 12GB (Passive)