22 September 2022

22nd of September

Farm status
CPU only

Nvidia GPUs

Raspberry Pis
All running einstein BRP4 work

For news on the Raspberry Pis see Marks Rpi Cluster

Bill shock
I've been limiting the larger crunchers from use to keep the electricity bill under control. At the moment its been the Pi's running 24/7 with bursts of activity from the x64 machines on weekends.

RTX 4090 announced
Nvidia announced their Ada Lovelace architecture high-end graphics cards (RTX 4090 and 4080). They can use up to 600 watts, so I won't be looking at them. I currently have a number of RTX 3060 Ti cards but if Nvidia keep increasing power consumption I will move to their lower powered models. They haven't announced the rest of the range so I don't expect to be upgrading any time soon, besides the existing Ampere architecture cards are now being discounted quite heaviliy.

Other news
I'm still waiting for AMD Zen 4 to be available at the retailers so I can work out how much its going to cost to upgrade the Ryzen 5900X machines. Given the price of DDR5 memory at the moment I may wait a while for prices to drop.