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Are 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs good for video editing?

Posted in Articles on 09/21/2018 by Matt Bach

AMD's new 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors are absolute monsters, with the 2990WX in particular having 32(!) cores. But are they better than Intel for video editing?


Not Just for Gaming: NVIDIA GeForce RTX Will Improve Workflows

Posted in Blog on 09/20/2018 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIAs new GeForce RTX video cards have been all the talk lately. There is a lot of debate on the value that real time ray tracing brings to games, and some questions on how useful these cards will be to traditional ray traced renderers. With these cards becoming available for testing, and reviews starting to come in, many of these questions will be answered. However, there is an aspect to these cards that is often being overlooked: how the advances in real time ray tracing will dramatically cut down on production time before the rendering stage.


DaVinci Resolve 15: AMD Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/19/2018 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve is a very GPU-intensive program, but it can still require a powerful CPU to match the amount of GPU power you may put into your system. We have seen diminishing returns with higher core count CPUs in the past, so the question is whether the 32 cores in the Threadripper 2990WX will increase performance or if you are better off with a lower core count CPU.


Premiere Pro CC 2018: AMD Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/19/2018 by Matt Bach

In the past, AMD's Threadripper CPUs have fared very well in Premiere Pro, but fell behind their Intel counterparts by the slimmest of margins. With the new 32 core Threadripper 2990WX and 16 core 2950X, will AMD finally overtake Intel as the best value for Premiere Pro users?


Photoshop CC 2018: AMD Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/18/2018 by Matt Bach

Photoshop is definitely not the target market for AMD's new Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core or 2950X 16 core CPUs, but even so we wanted to see how it stacks up against the previous generation Threadripper CPUs as well as a number of Intel Core i7/i9 CPUs.


After Effects CC 2018: AMD Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Performance

Posted in Articles on 09/18/2018 by Matt Bach

For several years, After Effects has not performed very well with high core count CPUs - instead favoring processors that have higher per-core performance. This means that while AMD's new Threadripper CPUs like the 2990WX and 2950X are very impressive in some applications, they shouldn't be terribly great for After Effects compared to their Intel counterparts.


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PyTorch for Scientific Computing - Quantum Mechanics Example Part 4) Full Code Optimizations -- 16000 times faster on a Titan V GPU

Posted in HPC Blog on 09/14/2018 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

This is the 16000 times speedup code optimizations for the scientific computing with PyTorch Quantum Mechanics example. The following quote says a lot, "The big magic is that on the Titan V GPU, with batched tensor algorithms, those million terms are all computed in the same time it would take to compute 1!!!"


Many Adobe applications will soon require Windows 10 (ver 1703) or newer

Posted in Support Software Guides on 09/12/2018 by Matt Bach

The next major update to Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator, Prelude, and Premiere Pro will no longer support Windows 7, Windows 8, or even older versions of Windows 10. We will step through how to check if you will be affected and what you can do to fix it.


Puget Systems Newsletter - September 2018

Posted in News on 09/05/2018 by

Hello, everyone! We hope you have enjoyed a superb summer and are looking forward to a fun fall. It's time for the September edition of our newsletter. Click now to see what we've been up to.


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Out of Ideas

Posted in Blog on 08/31/2018 by Brett Nordquist

A close friend recently had a defibrillator successfully placed in his chest. I was surprised when he explained how the doctors had him under light sedation where he didn't feel pain, but could hear the doctors converse during the four-hour surgery.


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PyTorch for Scientific Computing - Quantum Mechanics Example Part 3) Code Optimizations - Batched Matrix Operations, Cholesky Decomposition and Inverse

Posted in HPC Blog on 08/31/2018 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

An amazing result in this testing is that "batched" code ran in constant time on the GPU. That means that doing the Cholesky decomposition on 1 million matrices took the same amount of time as it did with 10 matrices! In this post we start looking at performance optimization for the Quantum Mechanics problem/code presented in the first 2 posts. This is the start of the promise to make the code over 15,000 times faster! I still find the speedup hard to believe but it turns out little things can make a big difference.


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Feel the power of VR at Pacific Science Center this summer!

Posted in Blog on 08/22/2018 by

Transform into a tree or experience a billion years in just 10 minutes! No matter the experience you choose, you will be going back for more.


What Does the Launch of the GeForce RTX 20 Series Mean for the Future?

Posted in Blog on 08/20/2018 by William George

Like many of you, I was glued to my computer screen this morning during NVIDIA's live-stream of the GeForce RTX 20 series launch. But what exactly was shown today, and what does it mean for the future of gaming, virtual reality, and other GPU-based applications?


Setting Graphics Card Software to Display 10-bit Output

Posted in Articles on 08/17/2018 by Jeff Stubbers

After choosing a 10-bit per channel graphics card (AMD Radeon Pro / Nvidia Quadro), and connecting it to a 10-bit monitor, you will want to make sure the graphics card is set to display 10 bit output in its software.


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PyTorch for Scientific Computing - Quantum Mechanics Example Part 2) Program Before Code Optimizations

Posted in HPC Blog on 08/16/2018 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

This is the second post on using Pytorch for Scientific computing. I'm doing an example from Quantum Mechanics. In this post we go through the formulas that need to coded and write them up in PyTorch and give everything a test.


V-Ray CPU Rendering: AMD Threadripper 2990WX Takes the Single CPU Performance Crown

Posted in Articles on 08/13/2018 by William George

AMD just updated their high-performance Threadripper processor series, and the new top-end model - the 2990WX - is the fastest single CPU we've ever tested in V-Ray. This article will look at how it stacks up to other AMD and Intel chips, as well as Intel's dual Xeon configurations.


Cinema 4D: AMD Threadripper 2990WX Performance

Posted in Articles on 08/13/2018 by William George

AMD just updated their high-performance Threadripper processor series, and the new top-end model - the 2990WX - has given the highest Cinebench multi-core score we've seen from a single CPU. This article will look at how it stacks up to the older Threadripper 1950X and a selection of Intel chips... and just as importantly, how it performs in single-core mode.


Resolving NVIDIA Quadro OpenGL Kernel Exception

Posted in Support Software Guides on 08/10/2018 by Jon Allman

If you are encountering an OpenGL crash due to kernel exception error code: 3 (subcode 2), then check out this article for a solution!


DaVinci Resolve 14: NVIDIA GeForce vs AMD Radeon Vega

Posted in Articles on 08/07/2018 by Matt Bach

DaVinci Resolve is able to heavily utilize the GPU (or multiple GPUs) to greatly improve performance, but are you better off using an NVIDIA GeForce card or an AMD Radeon card?.


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Exactly What I Need

Posted in Blog on 08/04/2018 by Brett Nordquist

Last week my daughter got pulled over by a policewoman just after midnight for having a light out over the back license plate. After a short reminder that she shouldn't be driving past midnight because she's not 18-years old yet, the policewoman let her off without a citation or warning if she promised to replace the light.


After Effects CC 2018: NVIDIA GeForce vs AMD Radeon Vega

Posted in Articles on 08/02/2018 by Matt Bach

After Effects may not be able to take advantage of the GPU as much as other applications, but the question still comes up: AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce? Which performs better in Ae and which will give you more performance for your dollar?


Video: H.264 Hardware Acceleration in Adobe Media Encoder - Good or Bad?

Posted in Articles on 08/02/2018 by Matt Bach

At first glace, the recent addition of "hardware acceleration" when exporting to H.264 and H.265 in Media Encoder and Premiere Pro provides a huge boost in performance for many users. Unfortunately, it is not a perfect technology and result in lower quality video than using the standard "Software only" mode.


Puget Systems Newsletter - August 2018

Posted in News on 08/01/2018 by

Can you believe it's August already?! Where is the time going? As promised, the Puget Systems' newsletter is now a monthly publication. If you have topics you want to know more about in future issues, please send them in!


Premiere Pro CC 2018: Performance improvements for RED footage in version 12.1.2?

Posted in Articles on 08/01/2018 by Matt Bach

Among the updates notes for Adobe Premiere Pro CC July 2018 (version 12.1.2) was a small note of "Performance improvements for decoding RED Camera Formats". The question is, does this update dramatically increase performance if you work with RED footage or is it just a minor update that doesn't actually affect most users?


Premiere Pro CC 2018: NVIDIA GeForce vs AMD Radeon Vega

Posted in Articles on 08/01/2018 by Matt Bach

AMD vs NVIDIA is typically a very hot topic for PC enthusiasts and we often get requests to compare AMD's Radeon Vega video cards to their NVIDIA GeForce counterparts. Premiere Pro is able to take better advantage of the GPU than most other Adobe applications, but will AMD or NVIDIA give you more bang for your buck?