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FaultyWarrior

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Texas
  • Interests
    Computers
  • Biography
    I work at IBM during the day and play with vintage computers at night
  • Occupation
    Mainframe Systems Administrator

System

  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme X399
  • RAM
    128GB (8x16GB) G.SKILL Flare X DDR4-2400
  • GPU
    AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R6-S
  • Storage
    3x Intel 760p 128GB NVMe RAID-0
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i, Custom CableMod Cables
  • Display(s)
    3x First Semi 2K
  • Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech TR4 360mm AIO, 7x Noctua NF-F12
  • Keyboard
    Custom WASD with MX Greens
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder 2013
  • Sound
    Schiit Stack + 600 ohm DT990's
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2015 x64

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  1. I started ordering parts for my Threadripper build today and before I pulled the trigger on the case, I figured I'd better ask to confirm the AIO will fit. Anyone running the Enermax Liqtech TR4 360 AIO in a Define R6? It seems like it should fit fine (spec sheet says 360 top rad supported), but I was hoping for a confirmation from someone else.
  2. Asus WS C621E SAGE

    Well then...guess I found the board I'll use in my next workstation once my EVGA Classified SuperRecord 2 dies or I need more power.
  3. Large Parallel Streaming Writes: PCIe SSD vs HDD RAID

    Alright - more info on the setup: The setup is a mix of hardware & software RAID. I have 8 arrays of 7 drives in hardware RAID-5 - each array has 512MB of cache, plus each drive has 8MB onboard. Each array is connected to the host server via 2 gigabit fibre channel. The 8 logical "drives" are then put in a software RAID-0 within macOS's disk utilities. The host machine is a quad-core G5 (older, but still plenty fast as a file server) with 16GB of RAM, 2 SSDs in software RAID-1 for the OS, and a Myricom 10GbE card. File sharing is handled via NFS, so no issues with that. The drives themselves are IDE (I said this was cheap, didn't I?), but with 7 drives on a 2 gigabit FC link, the individual drive speed is effectively nulled out as the link is saturated (200MB/s after overhead) I don't know how much the hardware RAID, RAM caching, and other things plays in masking any latencies; but I've yet to drop any frames even with 4 streams recording.
  4. An interesting question was proposed to me on Twitter last night, and I was curious what the LTT communities' take on it it. When working with large streaming parallel writes, what is better - a big RAID array of spinning drives, or a single PCIe SSD. Data-wise, we're talking about multiple machines writing multiple streams of uncompressed video to a SAN. In my specific instance, I have a couple of PCs each capturing multiple uncompressed 1080p60 streams to my SAN. After editing, I use a group of 4 machines to render out the final file that I upload to YouTube and then I'll usually delete the source footage (or sometimes I'll send it to the render farm so I have h.264 copies of them if I ever needed it). My current SAN has 56 spinning drives (mainly because they were cheap) in RAID-50. Overall it can sustain 1.6GB/s of throughput, although 10GbE limits me to 1.25GB/s. So - would I have been better served by putting the $1200 I spent on this towards a PCIe SSD (and sacrificing most of my space doing that, since a 6TB SSD is $22K!), or is the path I chose the best I could do within reason?
  5. Safely Storing Large Numbers of Loose Drives

    OK, I guess I'll keep doing this then. Thanks!
  6. I was wondering if anyone had tips/tricks/ideas for how to safely store large numbers of loose hard drives. I've got over 100 loose drives, which currently are just each in anti-static bags and then stacked in a few huge cardboard boxes. This surely isn't the best way to store them. Before anyone asks, the bulk of the drives are either spares for RAID arrays, with the rest being just random extra drives, old ones, or dead ones that I haven't gotten around to destroying properly.
  7. My New "PC"

    Blue LED strip on the door it is. and yeah, that Z13 is nuts.
  8. My New "PC"

    I mean, I could disable the blue channel on the strip...but even IBM did blue. (from wikipedia)
  9. My New "PC"

    lol. I got it on ebay. I'd been keeping an eye out for one for a few months, and this one happened to pop up Monday. Sprung on it after confirming that it worked; unlike all of the others I'd looked at. Yeah, I remember Linus referencing as FAP at some point on his own calendar. see here at 4:46 in: Either way, it wasn't a Fast As Possible anyways; so I was wrong on 2 fronts. No, sorry - it's staying black. Although maybe @dbrandSkins can make me a blue skin? I have thought about throwing an RGB LED strip on in the inside of the front door.
  10. My New "PC"

    Yeah, no more spam is nice lol and yes, its the one from 2002. Announced the 19th of February 2002.
  11. My New "PC"

    Yeah, I went back and fixed it...it was actually just a tech quickie ep, not a fast as possible.
  12. My New "PC"

    Yeah, I realized that after the fact...doh!
  13. My New "PC"

    Yeah, I'm working on it...I hit post before pasting...
  14. My New "PC"

    EDIT: Posting fail...hit post before link! Sorry! I light of the FAP Tech Quickie (apparently it wasn't a Fast As Possible) episode last night that was on the subject, I thought it'd be amusing to post a pic of the new "PC" I acquired last night. Yes. That's an IBM z800 Mainframe. Welcome to the sickness of vintage computer collecting...
  15. Acer Predator 21x Review

    Really? Wow, that's a pretty amateur mistake!
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