09 October 2022

9th of October

Farm status
CPU only
Running Universe@home part time.

Nvidia GPUs

Raspberry Pis
Running Einstein@home BRP4 work.

For news on the Raspberry Pis see Marks Rpi Cluster

Ryzen 7000 availability
I priced an upgrade for my Ryzen 5900X machines. I would need a new CPU (Ryzen 7900X) at $949, Noctua NH-U12A cooler at $199, ASUS X670-P motherboard at $499 and lastly 64GB of DDR5-5600 memory at $599. Giving a total of $2,246 in AUD.

I would aim for faster memory as the sweet spot for the Ryzen 7900X is 6GHz and that would cost more of course, assuming I could even find it. Oh and then there are NVMe drives.

As I see it we aren't quite there yet. DDR5 memory is too expensive, not much faster than DDR4 and in too small capacities. You can't even get PCIe gen 5 NVMe drives at the moment. Its going to take a while for the 6.0 kernel to get into a stable Linux release giving the necessary driver support. I think I will have to wait a bit longer.