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Unreal Engine - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/24/2021 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. But are these extra features useful for Unreal Engine, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?


V-Ray - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/24/2021 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. But are these extra features useful for V-Ray, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?


Cinema 4D - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/24/2021 by Kelly Shipman

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. But are these extra features useful for Cinema 4D, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?


Geno Rosario (Technology Consultant)

Consultant's Corner - Why I Turned Down a Sale

Posted in Blog on 02/24/2021 by Geno Rosario

We aim to provide the best solution for each customer. Sometimes that means turning down a sale.


NVIDIA NVLink 2021 Update and Compatibility Chart

Posted in Articles on 02/24/2021 by William George

Using NVLink requires a physical bridge between two identical NVIDIA graphics cards, but with the new generation of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 Series and RTX A-series video cards which bridges work with which GPUs?


Taste the Ubuntu Rainbow: How to Choose and Install Your Favorite Desktop Flavor

Posted in Support Software Guides on 02/22/2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Guidance on installing a Graphical User interface over top a Linux Server


Workstations with AMD Threadripper PRO Processors

Posted in Landing Pages on 02/19/2021 by William George

AMD has added a new processor family to their already-fantastic product line: Threadripper PRO. It is based on their Epyc server CPUs, but in a workstation friendly platform, and includes features like an 8-channel memory controller, RDIMM support, and tons of PCI-Express lanes. We have gathered hardware specifications, links to articles about how Threadripper PRO performs with many popular applications, and detailed information about these new processors.


DaVinci Resolve Studio - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/19/2021 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. These increased capabilities should make them excellent for DaVinci Resolve, but are they worth the higher cost?


Adobe Premiere Pro - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/19/2021 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. But are these extra features useful for Premiere Pro, or should you stick with the normal Threadripper processors?


Adobe After Effects - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/19/2021 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. The amount of RAM you have available for After Effects is often critical, but is Threadripper Pro worth the cost in order to get up to 2TB of RAM, or should you stick with the Ryzen or Threadripper line of processors?


Adobe Photoshop - AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000 Series CPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/19/2021 by Matt Bach

AMD's new Threadripper Pro CPUs are here, combining many of the features from their Threadripper and EPYC CPU lines including increased memory and PCI-E capability. Photoshop may not be a prime candidate for this platform, but since it is one of the most widely used applications in the creative community, we wanted to see how Threadripper Pro compares to both the AMD Threadripper and Ryzen processors.


NVIDIA DLSS for Unreal Engine

Posted in Articles on 02/17/2021 by Kelly Shipman

NVIDIA has long promised DLSS will make games run faster, while still looking good. Now users of Unreal Engine outside of game development can add this feature to their workflow with a free plugin. Does it perform as advertised, and will it be useful to Virtual Production or Architecture users?


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

Intel oneAPI AI Analytics Toolkit -- Introduction and Install with conda

Posted in HPC Blog on 02/17/2021 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

I recently wrote a post introducing Intel oneAPI that included a simple installation guide of the Base Toolkit. In that post I promised a follow-up about the the oneAPI AI Analytics Toolkit. This is it! I'll describe what it is and give recommendations for doing an install setup of the AI toolkits using conda with Anaconda Python.


Nvidia RTX A6000 48GB Review Roundup

Posted in Articles on 02/09/2021 by Matt Bach

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. We have looked at how the A6000 performs 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.


OctaneRender 2020 - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/08/2021 by Kelly Shipman

We finally get to see how NVIDIA's new Ampere workstation cards perform in rendering applications such as OTOY's OctaneRender. We've previously looked at their consumer-grade cards, the new RTX A6000 is the first professional-grade card Nvidia has released.


Redshift 3.0 - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/08/2021 by Kelly Shipman

We've previously looked at their consumer-grade cards, the new RTX A6000 is the first professional-grade card NVIDIA has released. We finally get to see how Nvidia's new Ampere workstation cards perform in rendering applications such as Maxon's Redshift.


V-Ray - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/08/2021 by Kelly Shipman

We finally get to see how NVIDIA's new Ampere workstation cards perform in rendering applications such as Chaos Group's V-Ray. We've previously looked at their consumer-grade cards, the new RTX A6000 is the first professional-grade card Nvidia has released.


Kelly Shipman (Puget Labs Technician)

Changes coming to the UnrealBench test suit

Posted in Blog on 02/05/2021 by Kelly Shipman

The more we dive into Unreal, and talk with users, the more we learn what needs to change in our test suit. After a few rounds of testing, some shortcomings have been exposed, and some new features have become available. We'll go over the plan to fix these and ask if you have any additional suggestions.


Unreal Engine - Nvidia RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Posted in Articles on 02/04/2021 by Kelly Shipman

GPU performance is a key component of Unreal Engine. Many Virtual Production and ArchViz users require features only found in Nvidia's professional line of video cards. With the release of the new Nvidia RTX A6000, we can finally see what the latest professional hardware can offer.


Best Workstation PC for Adobe After Effects (Winter 2020)

Posted in Articles on 02/04/2021 by Matt Bach

After Effects can be a power hungry application, requiring a powerful workstation with plenty of system memory in order to keep you in your creative process. In this post, we will go over a few of our recommendations for the best PC for Adobe After Effects for a range of budgets.


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

Intel oneAPI Developer Tools -- Introduction and Install

Posted in HPC Blog on 02/03/2021 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

Intel oneAPI is a massive collection of very high quality developer tools, and, it's free to use! In this post I'll give you a little background on what oneAPI is and my recommendations for doing an install setup to get started exploring the collection of tool-kits.


Windows 10 Sleep Issues

Posted in Support Software Guides on 01/29/2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 update will occasionally prevent proper sleep even when set correctly. Sometimes simply turning sleep off and back on seems to solve the problem but occasionally more work is needed, this article will cover the solutions we have found to be successful.


DaVinci Resolve Studio - NVIDIA RTX A6000 48GB Performance

Posted in Articles on 01/28/2021 by Matt Bach

While the launch of NVIDIA and AMD's consumer GPUs have been a major topic recently, NVIDIA is also starting to release the successor to their Quadro RTX line - starting with the RTX A6000. In this article, we will look at how it performs in DaVinci Resolve Studio compared to recent NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro GPUs.


Game Mode - How to Kill It and Why

Posted in Support Software Guides on 01/27/2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 PCs have 'Game Mode' enabled by default but it's not always the best choice. This article will guide you through the process of disabling Game Mode as well as explaining why you should.


How to Record Your Screen in Windows 10

Posted in Support Software Guides on 01/27/2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Maybe you’re training your team, creating a tutorial, or just grabbing a quick snippet to share with colleagues. With Windows 10 and the Xbox Game Bar, you can quickly, simply, and intuitively capture a recording without installing any 3rd party software or configuring any special settings.