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Forum: Lounge 2020-05-31, 00:43
Replies: 992
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Posted By ewmayer
A few good pics - none of crowds, just one of...

A few good pics - none of crowds, just one of cheering beachgoers - in this Guardian piece...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-30, 23:42
Replies: 992
Views: 39,145
Posted By ewmayer
Were the usual U-S-A chants replaced by one of...

Were the usual U-S-A chants replaced by one of T-S-LA(y) in honor of Musk's recent $700M bonus (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-awarded-214955380.html) for putting the...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-30, 23:22
Replies: 274
Views: 13,497
Posted By ewmayer
The Gimp

Meet The Gimp (a dual GIMPS and Pulp Fiction reference), a compact 18" x 12" x 8" li'l beast of a desktop supercruncher. Running at these Radeon VII settings, it will average ~3.5 105M-sized PRP...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-29, 21:01
Replies: 274
Views: 13,497
Posted By ewmayer
Using my previous estimate of ~15,000...

Using my previous estimate of ~15,000 GHz-days/week with all 4 GPUs blasting, I won't quite catch you in 2 weeks, but it'll be close. That, though, assumes your 52-week total remains the same - if,...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-29, 19:34
Replies: 274
Views: 13,497
Posted By ewmayer
In my setup, in order to fiddle with the BIOS I'd...

In my setup, in order to fiddle with the BIOS I'd need to shut the system down, physically transfer the keyboard/mouse/monitor cabling from the Haswell system to the new build, then reboot - so I'd...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-29, 03:27
Replies: 274
Views: 13,497
Posted By ewmayer
GPU #3 finally installed in its...

GPU #3 finally installed in its floating-above-the-CPU location, after ~6 hrs of wrestling with custom-Alu.-bracket-making, spread over 3 days (we had major heat wave over those same days, set A/C to...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-28, 21:53
Replies: 272
Views: 9,833
Posted By ewmayer
By way of followup to my post #269, this time...

By way of followup to my post #269, this time from a source not dismissable-by-Dem-partisans on "has 'conservative' in its name or is known for right-wing nuttery" grounds. I've recreated only the...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-28, 21:39
Replies: 272
Views: 9,833
Posted By ewmayer
Freedom Rider: Biden and the Low Point of Black...

Freedom Rider: Biden and the Low Point of Black Politics (https://www.blackagendareport.com/freedom-rider-biden-and-low-point-black-politics) | Black Agenda Report

OK, I know, lovable, goofy,...
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-28, 21:14
Replies: 144
Views: 13,774
Posted By ewmayer
I decided against a custom mesh-screen surround,...

I decided against a custom mesh-screen surround, instead going with a pair of galss-top monitor stands (pair because max-height = 4", will flip bottom one upside down and epoxy or screws the 4...
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-28, 19:33
Replies: 144
Views: 13,774
Posted By ewmayer
That recipe sounds vaguely familiar, though I...

That recipe sounds vaguely familiar, though I have a measly 3 R7s, the maximum I could accommodate without expanding the footprint (really, 18"L x 12"W x 7"H 3D bounding box) of said build and...
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-28, 19:00
Replies: 144
Views: 13,774
Posted By ewmayer
Neat-o, but I can fit 4 of the avx-512 Cannonlake...

Neat-o, but I can fit 4 of the avx-512 Cannonlake NUCs of the kind KenK and I ordered in less room, for a smidge over $1000. But for the man who's got $3000+ burning a hole in his pocket...
Forum: Hardware 2020-05-27, 19:10
Replies: 19
Views: 845
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: 6,382
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: 19
Views: 845
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: 274
Views: 13,497
Posted By ewmayer
Should that be $152/DPTflops-year ?

Should that be $152/DPTflops-year ?
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-26, 01:04
Replies: 272
Views: 9,833
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: 272
Views: 9,833
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: 732
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: 22,856
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: 19
Views: 845
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: 19
Views: 845
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: 29,971
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: 274
Views: 13,497
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: 274
Views: 13,497
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: 274
Views: 13,497
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...
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