11 May 2019

11th of May

Farm status
Intel GPUs
All running Einstein O2AS20 work

Nvidia GPUs
Two running Seti

Raspberry Pis
All running Einstein BRP4 work

Other news
Debian pushed their 418.56 Nvidia driver through to stretch-backports. I now have the GTX 1660 Ti going. I upgraded the other Nvidia GPU machines to this version as well. I updated the Seti Multi-beam GPU app to the latest version (it needed CUDA 10.1 which the 418.56 provided) on all of them as well. The newer Seti app gives a bit of performance boost as well as reducing the number of validation errors.

Debian buster testing
Currently I am installing Debian Buster so I can document the no-desktop bug for Debian, It seems tied to Nvidia drivers, but I am not sure if its also tied to the GTX 1660 Ti or not. I have to install it on a machine with a GTX 1060 to see if it works. And it did, so its something to do with the newer Turing GPU's and the 418.56 driver.

Next I will swap in the GTX 1660 Ti and see if I can break Debian. I will then have to remote into the machine so I can get details for a bug report.

AMD CPUs on sale
There has been a price drop on the 2nd generation Ryzen chips. Thats due to an impending release of the 3rd generation ones. The current rumor has AMD announcing them at CES 2019 which is in June, but more importantly is some (but not all) models will be available for purchase in June with the others coming in the 3rd quarter of 2019. If the rumors are correct the lowest-end chip will still have 6 cores/12 threads and the top end is a 16 core/32 thread chip.

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