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by LightenUpGuys
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Which is best and lightweight antivirus for windows 8.1
Replies: 14
Views: 3485

Re: Which is best and lightweight antivirus for windows 8.1

What you are asking for is literally IMPOSSIBLE. There is no such thing as perfect security. Thats why two factor and backups and using separate devices is essential. That being said, Windows Defender(set up correctly) with Malwarebytes Anti Exploit(free only shields the browsers), and Malwarebytes ...
by LightenUpGuys
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD wants to standardize the external GPU
Replies: 36
Views: 2959

Re: AMD wants to standardize the external GPU

Why not put the GPU into a special gaming monitor? (a) Different lifecycles, most monitors last longer than most GPUs (b) Higher sticker price for 1 combo item would reduce overall spend (I'd never have been able to justify £900 for a combo) (c) Possible effect on failure rates (d) Different market...
by LightenUpGuys
Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: New Acer monitor too bright!
Replies: 18
Views: 28190

Re: New Acer monitor too bright!

http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/ is what i use for calibrating. Remember that "contrast" isnt actual contrast(gamma is), its actually picture level. Keep in mind that pretty much any of the cheap monitors you get now will need to be set to warm color temperature because their white points are...
by LightenUpGuys
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

Even Jack Dongarra, the man behind Linpack has been working on replacing it since it doesnt reflect the real world performance of modern supercomputers. HPCG and the Graph500 are often more relevant. The Top500 only shows Linpack performance, and even the creator of Linpack realizes that its usefuln...
by LightenUpGuys
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: an electrical mystery(need experts theories)
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

Re: an electrical mystery(need experts theories)

Yeah the inverter was not running in any of the instances where it black screened and crashed.
by LightenUpGuys
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

The fact that you are comparing a GPU amd SPARC CPU on FLOPS and Linpack performance indicates that you missed my point. PEAK THEORETICAL performance compared to actual performance is only useful for one thing: showing how inefficient an architecture is. GK110 is the best GPU architecture until GP10...
by LightenUpGuys
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: an electrical mystery(need experts theories)
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

Re: an electrical mystery(need experts theories)

Thats the incoming line Voltage. I had the Power Chute monitoring software and it did not indicate that the UPS intervened.
by LightenUpGuys
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: an electrical mystery(need experts theories)
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

Re: an electrical mystery(need experts theories)

The electricity seems to be fine. The Voltage is fine according to the UPS.
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD wants to standardize the external GPU
Replies: 36
Views: 2959

Re: AMD wants to standardize the external GPU

Wouldnt that just be like a local Nvidia Grid server on a smaller scale?

It would only work if the latencties are low enough.
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: an electrical mystery(need experts theories)
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

an electrical mystery(need experts theories)

Last year i had been experiencing black screens and driver crashes in a specific game: Rift. A couple of the times this happened, the sound would mess up(like a youtube poop effect), the screen would go black and i would have to hard shut down. One day it did this but then it wouldnt boot at all. Di...
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: E3 Xeon V5 with Z170 motherboard question
Replies: 6
Views: 2109

Re: E3 Xeon V5 with Z170 motherboard question

Thanks Intel! Trying to help an Australian friend get a decent deal, where the 6700K is $550.
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

The Oracle doesnt make the SPARC supercomputers. Fujitsu does, and i think they also make the hardware for Oracles engineered systems using the M7(TSMC makes the chips). Look at their PrimeHPC FX100. Its from 2014 and is still ahead of Intel or Nvidia or really anyone else right now. Not really. It...
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: E3 Xeon V5 with Z170 motherboard question
Replies: 6
Views: 2109

E3 Xeon V5 with Z170 motherboard question

Will an E3 Xeon V5 work with a Z170 motherboard? And if so, does it require ECC RAM?
by LightenUpGuys
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Online Journalism - Where's the editor?
Replies: 97
Views: 12575

Re: Online Journalism - Where's the editors?

biffzinker wrote:
Welch wrote:
Is it sad that I couldn't get paste the first paragraph?

Paste huh? :P


Beat me to it.
by LightenUpGuys
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

Makes you wonder if this sort of data integrity issue ends up being a limit on silicon based AI. Only if you wanted to avoid the AI being a little twitchy and kind of insane. :lol: I've always thought that the problem of strong AI at this point was more structural than having to do with computation...
by LightenUpGuys
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

The

Oracle doesnt make the SPARC supercomputers. Fujitsu does, and i think they also make the hardware for Oracles engineered systems using the M7(TSMC makes the chips).

Look at their PrimeHPC FX100. Its from 2014 and is still ahead of Intel or Nvidia or really anyone else right now.
by LightenUpGuys
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

Keeping it 20-50MW is only one of the considerations, but cheap electricity is nice.

But what kind of architecture do you think it will be?

All CPUs, heyerogenous GPU, heterogenous FPGA or ASIC, ARM, x86, SPARC, vector, superconducting RSFQ?
by LightenUpGuys
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

Once you get to millions of cores and you have that much hardware, the failure rates and error rates are higher than what is currently accounted for with checkpoint times and memory requirements for checkpointing getting too big for current methods to handle at such a massive scale.
by LightenUpGuys
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

You read the same sites i do lol. I read that the other day. Its really interesting.
by LightenUpGuys
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU Stagnation thread
Replies: 62
Views: 7122

Re: The CPU Stagnation thread

TheEgg Compare those to a single hyperscaler's purchasing of thousands of $5,000 Xeons and then realize how many huge customers like that they have. Big datacenters are filled with millions of CPUs that get changed out pretty regularly. The consumer desktop platform chips are also E3 Xeons. The K s...
by LightenUpGuys
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

Do supercomputing centers qualify for those rates?
by LightenUpGuys
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU Stagnation thread
Replies: 62
Views: 7122

Re: The CPU Stagnation thread

Kougar The LGA2011 i7s are all 6 or 8 cores now. They fixed Haswell when they released 4690K and 4790K. A few capacitors and decent TIM didnt cost them much and it made Intel look better overall, even though the amount of profit in doing that was probably pretty small. Same thing with a Pentium Anni...
by LightenUpGuys
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU Stagnation thread
Replies: 62
Views: 7122

Re: The CPU Stagnation thread

Right, but consumer level x86 CPUs dont drive the CPU industry. Thats kind of the issue. Back in the 90s, when we got 2x performance gains regularly on consumer level hardware, they basically used the same CPUs in x86 servers and supercomputers that they used in desktops. That cant really be expecte...
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

There are other costs associated with building a system that large amd power consuming that would make the estimated couple billion for an efficient exascale system seem like a great value.

Plus the failure and error rate issues would make it useless even if it had its own free fusion plant.
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU Stagnation thread
Replies: 62
Views: 7122

Re: The CPU Stagnation thread

Heck I am sad AMD has dropped the ball on the CPU market but at the same time I am happy my Sandy bridge 2600k can still game with the best CPU's out today.....if it was the late 90's to the early 2000's there is no damned way I could have a 5 year old CPU and still consider it pretty damned good s...
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

The annual cost to operate a system that big using existing technology is estimated to be around $300 million though, so thats why they want to keep it around 20MW. That would cost more like $10-20 million per year, which is more normal for big systems. That also doesnt solve that error and failure ...
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Waiting for Pascal & Your GPU 2016 Gaming Schedule
Replies: 19
Views: 1890

Re: Waiting for Pascal & Your GPU 2016 Gaming Schedule

There is always something better, but there arent changes like GM200 nd 104 to GP100 and GP104 all that often. If you had a GK110 GPU, GM104 or 204 isnt a big difference. GM104 or 100 to GP104 or 100 is a massive change. A 28nm to 16nm shrink, skipping 20nm entirely and a totally new architecture us...
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Yet another GPU upgrade thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2485

Re: Yet another GPU upgrade thread

SteamOS cant replace Windows fast enough. The HTC Vive is looking really tempting. Ever since Facebook bought Oculus, i wouldnt want to go near it.
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

Most of the big supercomputers are used for many different purposes and the thing is, there are currently programs in all of the countries i mentioned spending billions to build exascale supercomputers by 2020 or so. The first pre exascale architecture systems will be finished between now like the P...
by LightenUpGuys
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Make your exascale predictions now.
Replies: 58
Views: 3710

Re: Make your exascale predictions now.

Krogoth you must not pay attention to the supercomputer news sites. The USA, Japan, China and several countries in Europe are spending billions to get to exascale by 2020. The US just announced a massive budget allocation specifically for that exascale push. And if you read those sites youll see why...
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