About Dimitris

Self-proclaimed geek, architect, designer, photographer. Under my blog of rants, lie the best of intentions for sharing things I am passionate about.

CG Workstation – The Baby “Titan” Supercomputer

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If you have tried GPU accelerated rendering and you think you can work fine within its limitations, this big-little machine can be your single box renderfarm solution.
It is far from “cheap”, but for a studio that can harness the 21.5K CUDA cores it packs, this “Baby Titan” supercomputer will certainly appear to be a worthy investment!

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CG Workstation – The “Pro” – Overkill edition

“If brute force is not the answer for your problem, you are not using enough”.
This appears to be the way of thinking for both intel and nVidia when they’ve pieced together the leading characters in this theatrical performance  of single CPU, multi GPU overkill!

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The fuzz around low profile RAM heatspreaders

Thermalright Silver Arrow in side a CM 690 II

Thermalright Silver Arrow in side a CM 690 II

PC builders with limited experience around the modern air cooling beasts that high-end CPUs require in order to be overclocked are troubled with me insisting on low profile memory dimms.

In this short photo-guide, I will try to illustrate the issue.

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Looking to buy a Firepro? Take advantage of the current AMD promotion

AMD_FireproW7000_300AMD launched a very tempting promotional campaign for its W5000 and W7000 Firepro cards.

The creatively titled “The AMD Experience AMD FirePro™ Special Pricing End User Cashback Promotion” is offering mail in cash back for 50% of the buying price (up to $300 for the W5000 and $450 for the W7000). Great news for those that want to celebrate Adobe’s switch to OpenCL acceleration that appears to “rock” with AMD’s GCN architecture.

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