07 November 2021

7th of November

Farm status
CPU only

Nvidia GPUs

Raspberry Pis
Pi3's running Einstein. Pi4's running Einstein and Rosetta.

For news on the Raspberry Pis see Marks Rpi Cluster

Other news
As you can see above most of the farm is off as its been quite warm, although not particularly hot.

The two RTX 3060 Ti's arrived so I need to swap out the remaining GTX 1660 Ti's (and power supplies) when I can find the time.

The 10GbE switch that I ordered months ago arrived. I have swapped the older one out. The old one is going to the other side of the room. The new one has dual 40mm fans and is quite loud when it starts up but reduces speed once booted, however its still annoyingly loud when its around 23-28 degrees.

Alder lake and beyond
Intel now seem to have some faster CPU's that are beginning to compete with the AMD Ryzens. They are rather expensive as they introduce DDR5 and PCIe gen 5 technologies. I don't see any reason to upgrade just yet. DDR5 memory speeds aren't compelling yet and nobody has any PCIe 5 add-in cards or even NVMe SSD's yet. This will of course improve over time.

The i9-12900K and i7-12700K use so much power for the number of cores they provided (up to 230 watts under full load) that I still think the Ryzen's are better at the moment. I generally go for the non-K versions as they aren't as power hungry but Intel haven't announced the rest of the CPU line up.

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