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Post#16 by n0ctilucient » 12 May 2018, 08:43

I did some additional research... my rig is heterogeneous it actually uses a Many-task computing strategy. :o
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Post#17 by n0ctilucient » 13 May 2018, 01:52

Ok... got half the ramdrive memory in the mail yesterday.
Checked my tracking on the video card... it will arrive Monday.
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Post#18 by n0ctilucient » 15 May 2018, 10:46

I got my GPU yesterday!!! :thumbsup:

And I just discovered 2 Supermicro 16 core 32 thread boards w/ a whopping 256gb of ECC DDR4 ram...
https://www.supermicro.com/products/mot ... -HLN4F.cfm
https://www.supermicro.com/products/mot ... H-TP4F.cfm

So what are we talking about? A massively parallel 16 core 256gb system w/ 32gb of ramdrive swap?

Hmmm... that's 16gb of ram and 4gb of swap per core :worship:

$900 (USD) :sos:
see... https://www.amazon.com/Supermicro-A2SDi ... B076J1R1Q6

Looks like I might have to take a hammer to my piggybank :hammer:
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Post#19 by n0ctilucient » 20 May 2018, 16:13

Ran into trouble last night installing the GPU.
The mITX board requires a custom riser.

I'll probably pick one up on the 1st.

I also located a friend w/ a Dremel but I'm not sure if he has a diamond or tungsten
rotary blade that can remove the steel chassis standoffs so I can install the ramdrive.

And I still don't have the rest of the ramdrive memory :wall:
I think it's time to give Amazon a call.
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Post#20 by n0ctilucient » 31 May 2018, 20:30

:unknown: I received in the mail 2 additional sticks of the wrong ramdrive memory.
Time for another call. Tomorrow... I will order the correct GPU riser.
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Post#21 by n0ctilucient » 01 Jul 2018, 17:18

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I have the correct riser now.

However... I'm moving this project up to the Fall
when I can go w/ a 16 core AMD Ryzen mobo.

So that means... likely I will wait until the Fall
to source the rest of the ramdrive memory.

In the meantime...
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For now... I will be booting my AsRock QC5000
(PlayStation4 mobo) w/ my secure Kanguru drive.

Next month... I also intend to upgrade the QC5000
mainboard memory from 4 to 8gbs.

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I just picked this up so I can transfer my generic OSDisc.com
Alpine Linux flash drives to secure firmware Kanguru drives...
(I'm thinking of running "unsecure" Porteus in a "secure" Alpine VM) ;)
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