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    How significant of an issue is cable compatibility for 10gb and up?

    Thanks, I'm leaning towards that. Some opinions here and here are that the increased latency of AOC vs DAC is not something I need to be concerned about. I was concerned since I'm using this for remote desktop and that could have affected responsiveness. A Mellanox rep instructed me to only...
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    How significant of an issue is cable compatibility for 10gb and up?

    I'm new to this and these are not cheap so I don't want to make a mistake. For my particular case, here and here are posts with relevant context in a hot deals thread.
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    Mellanox ConnectX 3 VPI (MCX354A-FCBT) HP OEM but with Mellanox OEM Firmware - 40 USD each

    how about this cable? 37-1419-01 Cisco QSFP-H40G-ACU10M 40G QSFP+ Active Direct Copper Cable 33 feet $41.35 I just want to know that it will work
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    Mellanox ConnectX 3 VPI (MCX354A-FCBT) HP OEM but with Mellanox OEM Firmware - 40 USD each

    cabling 15m $65+$13.61sh NEW Mellanox MC2206310-015 15 Meter 40GB 40 Gb QSFP to QSFP AOC Fiber Cable option 2: C2G 40GBase-CU QSFP+ 10gb 40gb Active Direct Attach Cable DAC Twinax 10m 30ft (qsfp+ work with qfsp?) looks like the ends cannot be removed. will have to do some work in hard to...
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    Mellanox ConnectX 3 VPI (MCX354A-FCBT) HP OEM but with Mellanox OEM Firmware - 40 USD each

    As of today they are still selling. This seems like the best deal for high speed nics. Just to confirm: this card provides 40gbe for tcp/ip traffic? Next question is cabling: I need ~10m (32') and this goes through some tight framing so the bulky sfp ends will be a problem. Any recommendations...
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    Any value in Mellanox InfiniHost III Ex MHGA28-XTC Rev 4A for IPoIB?

    I was reading about IPoIB, which I probably need. Looks like a lot of performance is lost. This seems to be too much trouble to be worth it. Now the question is what are good nics and deals. I guess I should ask in great deals sub.
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    Any value in Mellanox InfiniHost III Ex MHGA28-XTC Rev 4A for IPoIB?

    I have these old cards and I know almost nothing about infiniband. Dual ports and 20gb/s, not sure if that is per port or not. Use case is for remote desktop and file sharing between workstation and gpu server about 11meters apart. Workstation is arch linux and likely a debian based OS for the...
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    Deep Learning Reference

    Since it's programming and not theory the first easy choice is fast.ai
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    [FS][VA] Summer Garage Cleaning (3200 DDR4 32GB, M.2 nvme, etc.) Thread

    I would be interested, but now that the border is closed, I would not be able to get over to pick up the delivery in NY. If you could ship to Canada that would be nice...
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    FS: NVME, SSD, CPUs

    Are these still for sale? I don't know much about nvme. I have an AsRock X79 Extreme6 board, will either work as a system drive? That is how I will use them. Any idea how much life is left in them? How long can I expect them to go? Thanks.
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    1T transistors, petabits of bandwidth, 18GB of L1 memory (sram) AI chip

    Impressive. I wonder how long will it take until something like this comes down to a decent price?
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    Suggestions for best 1080 TI for ML

    I would have liked to get 1080ti's as they are in my budget and I don't need the absolute fastest. But the problem is the RAM. The 2080ti's can work with fp16 effectively doubling to 22gb RAM. That's the bigger bottleneck. I hope you're right @T_Minus, they are expensive fwiw I am looking at...
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    Hello to Everyone

    Hi Elizabeth, Welcome to the group, Will
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    took the plunge...

    Belated Hello Venturi, You're not alone feeling overwhelmed, I feel it daily. Reading /r/machinelearning it seems everyone is dealing with that. I myself am a returning student just finishing off my Honours and applying to grad school. Good to meet you