(HPC and Scientific Computing)

Docker and NVIDIA-docker on your workstation: Integration with your Desktop

Posted in HPC Blog on 04/26/2017 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

I've been doing this series of posts about setting up Docker for your desktop system, so why not literally add containers to your desktop! The way we have Docker configured, containers are the same as other applications you run. In this post I'll show you how to add icons and menu items to launch containers.


Recommended Systems for DaVinci Resolve

Posted in Featured Systems on 04/21/2017

Whether you are working with H.264, MP4, ProRes, CineForm, RED, or any other codec, our workstations have been optimized to give you the very best performance when editing and exporting video in Premiere Pro.


Premiere Pro CC 2017 NVIDIA Quadro (Pascal) Performance

Posted in Articles on 04/18/2017 by Matt Bach

The latest video cards often get a lot of press, but unfortunately for content creators (and other professionals), NVIDIA's Quadro cards tend to be largely ignored by many PC hardware reviewers. In this article we will be looking at a range of NVIDIA Quadro Pascal video cards to see how they perform in Premiere Pro CC 2017.


Updating your Intel SSD firmware

Posted in Support Software Guides on 04/15/2017

This article describes the process of updating the Intel SSD Firmware using Intels Firmware Update Tool (FUT).


 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Dear Microsoft

Posted in Blog on 04/14/2017 by Brett Nordquist

Dear Microsoft, Windows and I go back a lot of years together. Too many to count, but let's just say my first PC gave me the choice to login to Windows 3.11 or MS-DOS. While our relationship has been mostly great (XP, 7), it's also been bumpy (ME, Vista) at times. But I've stuck with Windows as my primary computing platform because it's versatile, familiar and supports the programs I rely on each day.


 (HPC and Scientific Computing)

TitanXp vs GTX1080Ti for Machine Learning

Posted in HPC Blog on 04/14/2017 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

NVIDIA has released the Titan Xp which is an update to the Titan X Pascal (they both use the Pascal GPU core). They also recently released the GTX1080Ti which proved to be every bit as good at the Titan X Pascal but at a much lower price. The new Titan Xp does offer better performance and is currently their fastest GeForce card. How much faster? I decided to find out by running a large Deep Learning image classification job to see how it performs for GPU accelerated Machine Learning.


Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Mac Pro vs PC Performance

Posted in Articles on 04/14/2017 by Matt Bach

A Mac Pro is not be best choice for Photoshop (even among Apple's offerings), but there are a number of users who use Photoshop as a secondary application in their workflow. In this article we will be examining how the top-end Mac Pro (late 2013) compares to two of our workstations.


Should you use a Dual Xeon for Premiere Pro CC 2017?

Posted in Articles on 04/13/2017 by Matt Bach

Dual Xeon workstations are often viewed as powerhouses that can churn through anything you throw at them. With recent changes in both hardware and software, however, it is actually faster and cheaper to use a single CPU workstation. In this article we will look at a number of single and dual CPU setups to show the real-world performance difference in Premiere Pro.


Premiere Pro CC 2017 NVIDIA Titan Xp 12GB Performance

Posted in Articles on 04/11/2017 by Matt Bach

The latest video cards often get a lot of press, but unfortunately for content creators (and other professionals), it is almost impossible to find any non-gaming benchmarks. In this article we will be looking at the Titan Xp to see how it perform compared to the GTX 1080 ti and previous Titan X video cards in Premiere Pro CC 2017.


 (Customer Service Lead)

Thunderbolt with PCs

Posted in Blog on 04/09/2017 by Wilson Chau

We have recently an influx of Mac users wanting to migrate to PC but they generally have a few concerns. The first is having to learn Windows. The other is having Thunderbolt support. Let's see how we address those issues.


 (HPC and Scientific Computing)

Docker and Nvidia-Docker on your workstation: Common Docker Commands Tutorial

Posted in HPC Blog on 04/07/2017 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

Docker can be complex but for use on single-user-workstation you can get a lot done with just a few commands. This post will go through some commands to manage your images and containers. We will also go through the process of building a docker image for CUDA development that includes OpenGl support.


 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Tale of Two Micro-Engagements

Posted in Blog on 04/07/2017 by Brett Nordquist

As I've mentioned before, I live in Southern Utah. But I travel to the offices of Puget Systems a few times each year. This gives me the opportunity to interact with a number of companies over a short period of time. Some marketers call these short interactions with customers micro-engagements. They might be short in duration, but smart companies understand how important they are in keeping customers happy.


 (Customer Support)

AppleCare vs Puget Systems Service

Posted in Blog on 04/07/2017 by Geno Rosario

How does Puget Systems stack up against AppleCare?


Kolor Autopano Video Pro 2.6 CPU Comparison

Posted in Articles on 04/06/2017 by Matt Bach

In this article we are going to look at a wide range of Intel CPU options that you might consider in a video editing workstation to see exactly how they compare in Autopano Video Pro 2.6.


Kolor Autopano Video Pro 2.6 GeForce GPU Comparison

Posted in Articles on 04/06/2017 by Matt Bach

With the wide range of NVIDIA GeForce video cards available, it can be difficult to figure out which ones will actually give you an increase in performance. In this article we will look at many video card options to see exactly how they compare in Autopano Video Pro 2.6


Kolor Autopano Video Pro 2.6 Mac Pro vs PC Performance

Posted in Articles on 04/06/2017 by Matt Bach

In this article we will be examining how the top-end Mac Pro (late 2013) compares to one of our PC workstations in Autopano Video Pro. These workstations were designed based on our extensive testing of Autopano Video Pro and other video editing software packages.


 (Puget Labs)

SSD vs HDD - Responsiveness Comparison

Posted in Blog on 04/04/2017 by William George

Everyone knows that solid state drives are much faster than magnetic hard drives, but just how much of a difference does it make when using typical applications in Windows? We made a video to demonstrate!


NAB Show 2017

Posted in Landing Pages on 04/03/2017 by Eric Brown

For our second year, Puget Systems will be exhibiting at NAB Show 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. We will be answering any, and all, questions on moving from Mac to PC for video editing. Are you considering making the move? Be sure to swing by our booth in the South Lower Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (SL13707) to talk with us.


After Effects CC 2017 Mac Pro vs PC Performance

Posted in Articles on 03/30/2017 by Matt Bach

In this article we will be examining how the top-end Mac Pro (late 2013) compares to one of our After Effects workstations. This system was designed based on our extensive testing of After Effects and represents both a great value (priced at just over half the cost of the Mac Pro) as well as giving excellent performance in After Effects.


Recommended Systems for Stock Trading

Posted in Featured Systems on 03/30/2017

Puget Systems has put together a system configured for stock trading that features multi-monitor support and our most reliable hardware


 (HPC and Scientific Computing)

How to Install Anaconda Python and First Steps for Linux and Windows

Posted in HPC Blog on 03/28/2017 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post titled Should You Learn to Program with Python. If you read that and decided the answer is yes then this post is for you.


Featured: Case Study with Spot Media Production Group

Posted in Featured Systems on 03/22/2017

Puget Systems helped Spot MPG move from Mac to PC for their post-production / video editing needs.


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Docker and NVIDIA-docker on your workstation: Using Graphical Applications

Posted in HPC Blog on 03/21/2017 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

You can use graphical application with Docker and NVIDIA-Docker by attaching your X-Window server socket to a container. And, it can be done in a relatively safe and secure way. I will take advantage of the Docker security and usability enhancements from the configuration with User-Namespaces that we setup in the previous post and show you how to run a CUDA application with OpenGL output support.


Featured: Case Study with Corridor Digital

Posted in Featured Systems on 03/21/2017

Corridor Digital uses a workstation from Puget Systems for their intensive VFX and to significantly decrease their rendering times with Octane Render.


Premiere Pro CC 2017 Mac Pro vs PC Performance

Posted in Articles on 03/20/2017 by Matt Bach

In this article we will be examining how the top-end Mac Pro (late 2013) compares to two of our Premiere Pro workstation configurations. These two PC workstations were designed to represent both a great value option (priced at roughly half the cost of the Mac Pro) as well as the best overall performance possible with modern hardware.