How much RAM Do I Need?

How much RAM Do I Need?

RAM is now as relatively cheap as it has ever been. But how much Memory do you actually need for your specific applications? What’s enough and what’s overkill? Let’s go over some of the major customer categories with our recommendations for them. Home Office Users – For most home office users, 8GB of 1600MHz RAM is more than enough to surf the web, run Microsoft Office applications like Word and Excel, and do a little light photo editing. Light video editing or users of the type that leave dozens of windows open at a time may prefer to upgrade to…

Single-GPU vs multi-GPU Configurations – Which is Best? What do I Need?

Single-GPU vs multi-GPU Configurations – Which is Best? What do I Need?

When the concept of using two, three, or even four graphics cards in tandem (trademarked as SLI by NVIDIA, Crossfire by ATI/AMD) began to hit the mainstream 7-8 years ago, it was a game-changer. Benchmarks were crushed. Frame rates exploded. Developers began to work that potential for extra horsepower into new software, taking gaming forward a giant leap. But today, with remarkably powerful and efficient single cards like the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780Ti and AMD Radeon R9 290X available, is running multiple cards necessary? Let’s run down the Pros and Cons of both single and multiple GPU configurations, along with…

What is High Performance Computing?

What is High Performance Computing?

High Performance Computing is essentially utilizing the GPU, specifically an NVIDIA Tesla based GPU like the K20 or K40, to run high demand, complex calculations and computational problems. Whereas previous generations of workstation had to rely on the physical CPU cores to run their calculations, HPCs can utilize the hundreds or thousands of cores of that Tesla GPU to run calculations in parallel with the CPU, resulting in exponential increases in performance that often mean solutions are obtained in minutes instead of hours. It’s technology that’s truly helping some of the world’s brightest minds solve previously thought unsolvable problems. Think…