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Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

How to Install TensorFlow with GPU Support on Windows 10 (Without Installing CUDA) UPDATED!

Posted in HPC Blog on 04/26/2019 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

This post is the needed update to a post I wrote nearly a year ago (June 2018) with essentially the same title. This time I have presented more details in an effort to prevent many of the "gotchas" that some people had with the old guide. This is a detailed guide for getting the latest TensorFlow working with GPU acceleration without needing to do a CUDA install.


Pausing Updates in Windows 10

Posted in Support Software Guides on 04/24/2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 updates are definitely a useful function of Windows 10. Many of our users have inquired about the ability to pause the updates so this article will cover the CURRENT options for pausing temporarily.


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

How To Install CUDA 10.1 on Ubuntu 19.04

Posted in HPC Blog on 04/05/2019 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

Ubuntu 19.04 will be released soon so I decided to see if CUDA 10.1 could be installed on it. Yes, it can and it seems to work fine. In this post I walk through the install and show that docker and nvidia-docker also work. I ran TensorFlow 2.0- alpha on Ubuntu 19.04 beta.


Ashley (Production Manager)

Puget Systems' Production Process

Posted in Blog on 04/04/2019 by Ashley

Have you ever wondered happens during our Production process? I'm here to give you a high-level overview of what we do!


Adobe Creative Cloud Cleaner

Posted in Support Software Guides on 04/03/2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

If you're ever experiencing issues installing Adobe software's or running any of Adobe's software suites, the utility in this article generally resolves those problems. This guide is designed to walk you through the process of rectifying any problems with the Adobe suite. This tool is NOT the same as CCleaner from Piriform.


Featured: Case Study with Argonne National Laboratory

Posted in Featured Systems on 04/01/2019

Argonne chemists use artificial neural networks to read molecular spectra. They enlisted the help of Puget Systems to build them a workstation that could be used to train convolutional neural networks.


Featured: Case Study with SFFILM

Posted in Featured Systems on 03/31/2019

Puget Systems worked with SFFILM to customize workstations for their independent filmmakers like Molly Stuart which help bring their creations to life.


Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead)

When a deal is not a deal

Posted in Blog on 03/30/2019 by Jeff Stubbers

During a recent computer component purchase, I learned that purchasing isn't just about acquiring a product. You are creating relationships. Even if they may be micro-relationships, they are relationships all the same. So you just have to determine which type you wish to have.


Premiere Pro CC 2019: AMD Radeon VII vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX

Posted in Articles on 03/29/2019 by Matt Bach

Depending on the number of GPU-accelerated effects you use, a higher-end GPU can give you a nice performance boost in Premiere Pro. But what will give you the best performance for your dollar? An NVIDIA GeForce RTX video card, or one of AMD's Radeon cards?


Featured: Case Study with Our Voice USA

Posted in Featured Systems on 03/28/2019

Our Voice USA worked with Puget Systems to build a customized workstation which helps them build tools to engage citizens in the political process regardless of their economic status.


How to Access Safe Mode in Windows 10

Posted in Support Software Guides on 03/27/2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 has changed the game, most specifically the way we access Safe mode and since F8 no longer does the trick here are a few ways to access safe mode.


Diagnostic Startup (Windows 10)

Posted in Support Software Guides on 03/27/2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

If you are experiencing issues with your system and are unsure of the cause, an easy way to eliminate software culprits is to perform a Diagnostic startup. Many issues can be traced using the Diagnostic startup, this may be one of the most useful steps when troubleshooting a system.


Windows 10 Updates Failing - Error code: 0x80246008

Posted in Support Software Guides on 03/27/2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Have you tried updating Windows 10 and received an error after a restart? This article will guide you through the process of resolving the Windows update error: 0x80246008


Brett Nordquist (Customer Experience Engineer)

Earning a Customer

Posted in Blog on 03/24/2019 by Brett Nordquist

I took my Honda Odyssey into have its oil changed last week. Within a mile, I have a choice of no less than five quick lube and oil shops. My selection often comes down to which shop has the shortest wait time.


NVIDIA GeForce and Titan Creator Ready Drivers

Posted in Support Software Guides on 03/21/2019 by William George

NVIDIA recently made a new type of driver available for their GeForce and Titan series video cards, which is aimed specifically at content creators. These new "Creator Ready" drivers can be selected when downloading drivers from the NVIDIA or GeForce websites, and can also be picked for future driver updates in GeForce Experience. Read on for info on how to find these drivers for your workstations.


NVIDIA Creator Ready drivers - are they faster in Premiere Pro and Photoshop?

Posted in Articles on 03/21/2019 by Matt Bach

Recently, NVIDIA has announced their new "Creator Ready Driver program" which is intended to give the best performance and reliability when working with creative applications. But is the new Creator Ready driver actually faster in Premiere Pro and Photoshop?


Webinar: How To Choose The Right Hardware For Premiere Pro

Posted in Landing Pages on 03/21/2019 by Jeremy Thomas

In this 45 minute webinar, Matt Bach will go over all the individual parts that go into a workstation, explaining what each does and how Premiere Pro uses them. We will help you separate fact from fiction and make you aware of "marketing buzzwords" that are either misleading or flat-out lies.


SOLIDWORKS 2019: Quadro RTX Series in Enhanced Graphics Performance Mode

Posted in Articles on 03/18/2019 by William George

Despite how popular SOLIDWORKS is, there is a lot of outdated and simply inaccurate information on the web regarding what video card you should use. This is especially true for SW 2019, because it adds a new mode that changes how the video card is utilized when displaying parts and assemblies. This feature is still in beta, and not yet ready for production use, but we rounded up the full Quadro RTX line of video cards to see how they perform at both 1080p and 4K resolutions.


DaVinci Resolve 15: NVIDIA Quadro RTX Performance

Posted in Articles on 03/18/2019 by Matt Bach

If you are in production environment where you need maximum reliability or do a heavy amount of noise reduction, there is no replacement for workstation-class cards like those in the NVIDIA Quadro line. But exactly how well do the new Quadro RTX models perform in DaVinci Resolve?


Update Failure and the Automated Uninstall

Posted in Support Software Guides on 03/17/2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows is automatically removing some previously installed updates in the event of an update failure.


OctaneBench 2019 Preview: GeForce RTX Performance Boost

Posted in Articles on 03/15/2019 by William George

OctaneRender is a GPU-based rendering engine, utilizing the CUDA programming language on NVIDIA-based graphics cards. The upcoming 2019 version is adding support for the dedicated ray-tracing hardware in NVIDIA's RTX series of video cards, and a preview of the OctaneBench tool was released recently to show a sneak peek at what we can expect from this technology. We rounded up the whole GeForce RTX card line - along with the Titan RTX - to see how they compare to each other and how much of a boost RTX tech can provide.


OctaneBench 2019 Preview: Quadro RTX Performance Boost

Posted in Articles on 03/15/2019 by William George

OctaneRender is a GPU-based rendering engine, utilizing the CUDA programming language on NVIDIA-based graphics cards. The upcoming 2019 version is adding support for the dedicated ray-tracing hardware in NVIDIA's RTX series of video cards, and a preview of the OctaneBench tool was released recently to show a sneak peek at what we can expect from this technology. We rounded up the whole Quadro RTX card line - along with the Titan RTX - to see how they compare to each other and how much of a boost RTX tech can provide.


Dr Donald Kinghorn (Scientific Computing Advisor )

TensorFlow Performance with 1-4 GPUs -- RTX Titan, 2080Ti, 2080, 2070, GTX 1660Ti, 1070, 1080Ti, and Titan V

Posted in HPC Blog on 03/14/2019 by Dr Donald Kinghorn

I have updated my TensorFlow performance testing. This post contains up-to-date versions of all of my testing software and includes results for 1 to 4 RTX and GTX GPU's. It gives a good comparative overview of most of the GPU's that are useful in a workstation intended for machine learning and AI development work.


Puget Systems at NAB 2019

Posted in Landing Pages on 03/13/2019 by Jeremy Thomas

In 2019, our continued goal is to get out there where our customers are to learn more about them, learn more about their workflow. What better place than the National Association of Broadcasters? NAB is the ultimate event for media, entertainment and technology professionals looking for new and innovative ways to create, manage, and deliver on any platform.


School of Motion teams up with Puget Systems

Posted in News on 03/13/2019 by Jeremy Thomas

In this video, School of Motion teamed up with Puget Systems and Adobe to develop the ultimate After Effects computer. School of Motion wanted to tackle this subject, but instead of simply figuring out a way to make After Effects run faster the team pondered a far more interesting question, can we build the worlds fastest After Effects computer?