LLM Server Setup Part 1 – Base OS

This post is Part 1 in a series on how to configure a system for LLM deployments and development usage. The configuration will be suitable for multi-user deployments and also useful for smaller development systems. Part 1 is about the base Linux server setup.

AMD Ryzen 7950X Scientific Computing Performance – 7 Optimized Applications

This post presents scientific application performance testing on the new AMD Ryzen 7950X. I am impressed! Seven applications that are heavy parallel numerical compute workloads were tested. The 7950X outperformed the Ryzen 5950X by as much as 25-40%. For some of the applications it provided nearly 50% of the performance of the much larger and more expensive Threadripper Pro 5995WX 64-core processor. That’s remarkable for a $700 CPU! The Ryzen 7950X is not in the same platform class as the Tr Pro but it is a respectable, budget friendly, numerical computing processor.


We’ve been curious about the performance of WSL for scientific applications and decided to do a few relevant benchmarks. This is also a teaser for some hardware-specific optimized application containerization that I’ve been working on!

UPDATE v0.2 NVIDIA GPU Powerlimit Setup

This is just a short post to announce a more usable version of the NVIDIA GPU powerlimit setup script that I released a few months ago. This update to version 0.2 uses an interactive mode to set GPU powerlimits and optionally setup a systemd unit file to set these limits on subsequent reboots.