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Forum: Hardware 2020-05-27, 19:10
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By ewmayer
Ah, thanks - cheapest I found on eBay (without...

Ah, thanks - cheapest I found on eBay (without looking terribly hard) used hex-core matching your model was $420, gotta figure a couple hundred $ more for mobo+memory. So the NUC is definitely the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-26, 20:07
Replies: 143
Views: 6,270
Posted By ewmayer
Another day, another "Dow Jones Surges 600 Points...

Another day, another "Dow Jones Surges 600 Points On Coronavirus Vaccine Hopes" headline. But today the above was followed by a - scary! - "...But Cuts Gains", it seems there was a teensy bit of...
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-26, 18:49
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By ewmayer
Thanks - that would've possibly been interesting...

Thanks - that would've possibly been interesting to me until yesterday, but now I have a cute li'l NUC on the way, no account/internet hassle needed. :)

In retrospect, realizing that I have a need...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-26, 01:12
Replies: 268
Views: 13,063
Posted By ewmayer
Should that be $152/DPTflops-year ?

Should that be $152/DPTflops-year ?
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-26, 01:04
Replies: 270
Views: 9,659
Posted By ewmayer
o More Joe Biden "long and distinguished history...

o More Joe Biden "long and distinguished history of pub(l)ic service" goodness:

Joe Biden’s Garbage Career: A Timeline (https://rampantmag.com/2020/05/07/joe-bidens-garbage-career-a-timeline/) |...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-26, 00:59
Replies: 270
Views: 9,659
Posted By ewmayer
Biden *bragged* publicly about putting the...

Biden *bragged* publicly about putting the squeeze on the Ukrainian prosecutor to drop the Hunter Biden investigation, so it strikes me that this wound is self-inflicted.

And - whereas 4 running...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-25, 23:09
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By ewmayer
What the development of penicillin tells us about...

What the development of penicillin tells us about developing a coronavirus vaccine...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-25, 23:06
Replies: 681
Views: 22,776
Posted By ewmayer
The War Nerd: How Many Dead Yemeni Nobodies Does...

The War Nerd: How Many Dead Yemeni Nobodies Does It Take to Equal 1 Wapo Contributor?...
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-25, 20:53
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By ewmayer
Found another Anandtech deep-dive review from 25...

Found another Anandtech deep-dive review from 25 Jan 2019 which mentions how hard it is to find any kind of laptop using the 10nm Cannon Lake Core i3-8121U - they found just one, a budget-priced...
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-25, 00:14
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By ewmayer
So we have to go back (to late 2018) not forward...

So we have to go back (to late 2018) not forward to find avx-512-supporting NUCs ... that could be ideal for Ken's needs, if he could score a used onesuch somewhere.

Here a couple online reviews:...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-24, 19:06
Replies: 893
Views: 29,626
Posted By ewmayer
The WHO's model for the future apparently...

The WHO's model for the future apparently involves a large-scale population cull - but the NYPost article re. the WHO spokesdude linked in your linked piece is not helping it case by misrepresenting...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-24, 18:40
Replies: 268
Views: 13,063
Posted By ewmayer
Re. my impulse purchase of 3 deal-priced R7s...

Re. my impulse purchase of 3 deal-priced R7s yesterday, just got "Order Canceled" e-mail from Amazon:

I'm guessing "Technical Problem" translates to "we just realized we could've sold them for...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-23, 23:44
Replies: 268
Views: 13,063
Posted By ewmayer
News Flash: Just happened to reload the XFX R7...

News Flash: Just happened to reload the XFX R7 page on Amazon after posting above, saw 3 like-new on sale from a reseller, $490 plus $4 shipping each, with CA sales tax I paid $1600, or $533 each...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-23, 23:35
Replies: 268
Views: 13,063
Posted By ewmayer
Thanks for the costing-out, Ken ... so close...

Thanks for the costing-out, Ken ... so close enough that there's no compelling reason to wait for the Pro if you have a chance to snarf up a new(ish) R7 now for < $600, but once the Pro hits shelves...
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-23, 23:14
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By ewmayer
ISTR - soeone please correct me if I'm wrong -...

ISTR - soeone please correct me if I'm wrong - that Prime95's expo limit depends on the width of the SIMD supported by the architecture. Not sure how fundamental this limit is, though, i.e. whether,...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-23, 23:00
Replies: 2,731
Views: 146,781
Posted By ewmayer
NASA’s powerful new space telescope will be named...

NASA’s powerful new space telescope will be named after Nancy Grace Roman — the agency’s first female executive, known as the ‘mother of Hubble’...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-23, 19:39
Replies: 155
Views: 6,065
Posted By ewmayer
o Why the Neoliberals Won’t Let This Crisis Go to...

o Why the Neoliberals Won’t Let This Crisis Go to Waste (https://jacobinmag.com/2020/05/neoliberals-response-pandemic-crisis) | Jacobin Magazine: Many observers expected that the 2008 financial...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-23, 19:29
Replies: 268
Views: 13,063
Posted By ewmayer
I was under the impression that the R7 *was* the...

I was under the impression that the R7 *was* the first major consumer iteration of Vega20 - see the thread next door which introduced it. "Almost double the DP" means the Pro is a worse deal...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-22, 23:36
Replies: 893
Views: 29,626
Posted By ewmayer
CDC f*cks up bigtime again...

‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?' (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/cdc-and-states-are-misreporting-covid-19-test-data-pennsylvania-georgia-texas/611935/) |The Atlantic
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-22, 23:30
Replies: 268
Views: 13,063
Posted By ewmayer
An extra car in your driveway is just a...

An extra car in your driveway is just a component. Don't you stock spare components?

Seriously, to justify a $500-plus 'spare', said component better be mission-critical. One of my R7s conking out...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-22, 23:18
Replies: 2,234
Views: 116,603
Posted By ewmayer
In my experience one can never be 100% safe with...

In my experience one can never be 100% safe with exponent limits ... one wants to set them as aggressively as reasonably possible to save wasted work, but we simply cannot eliminate the possibility...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-22, 20:50
Replies: 268
Views: 13,063
Posted By ewmayer
Indeed - damn, that was quick. The lesson is, for...

Indeed - damn, that was quick. The lesson is, for those in the market for an R7, check availability/pricing several times a day, and don't hesitate to grab one or more if the price comes into range....
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-22, 19:35
Replies: 2,234
Views: 116,603
Posted By ewmayer
George & Mihai, would it possible to reduce the...

George & Mihai, would it possible to reduce the odds of the program simply quitting even in the presence of such errors (whether caused by the ROCm optimizer or overaggressive breakpoints, or...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-22, 03:03
Replies: 268
Views: 13,063
Posted By ewmayer
You could still get them for that (subject to...

You could still get them for that (subject to daily fluctuations in a $550-600 price band) not too long ago on Amazon, which in my case with CA 8.5% sales tax would've meant $600. None in stock there...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-21, 23:42
Replies: 268
Views: 13,063
Posted By ewmayer
Update: Turns out I was able to use pcie slot #3...

Update: Turns out I was able to use pcie slot #3 (farthest from the CPU, next to long row of pinouts at edge of mobo) with the existing power/reset switch bundle, just had to smush the little cables...
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