Essentially, it's about having your work ready at the point you left it.What is your reason for needing to sleep the machine vs just shutting it down?
Yes, I use (and had used) such practice daily upon diverse mainboards (mainly C612 with e5v3/v4, but a ryzen 3700X too).The status of the machine is resumed flawlessly, as it was never been put at sleep. You can even put them asleep during intense computations.. Both the cpu and the gpus resume such computations without any hassle.Honestly, I’m not sure how well the programs you described will handle being put to sleep. If there’s a way to unload the GPU’s when you’re finished for the day, that may be viable as most GPU’s use very little power when not being used. Is there a way to test your current workload on a machine that does sleep to see how it handles waking back up?
I think my GTX1660 Super is a 2 slot card, but with the side fans, a card next to it could cause airflow issues. I would look very closely at the heatsink on the GPU you select if you need to be able to put 2 of them side by side as you indicated. I only have the fan default profiles setup by SM. No way to change the speeds unless you use external controller.Thanks again for all the info you have provided (and super detail!) , i really like this build! (and am looking to upgrade my i7-4930x setup).
2x quick questions please,
1- with the SM mb you have, does the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 card block one of the pcie slots? (i will be running 2x gpus, so this is a concern) - my assumption is that with 2x of your GPUs and the same MB, i would only be left with 2x free/open PCIe slots.
(ie in my rough image below , with 2x of your GPUs, i would only be left with the 2x slots i have big red check marks on).
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2- am i correct in that even on this supermicro board, the ONLY fan control you have is the normal 3x or 4x supermicro ipmi fan profiles- (ie- Standard, optimal, heavy IO, full-on), ie you have no ability to lower the fans rpms "slower' than the optimal sm fan profile, right?
(easily solved with an external fan controller though)
These are server class CPUs and like the modern Xeons, they need to be tightened with the *exact* amount of torque. I would advise you to buy an AMD tool like this one - Torx Screwdriver for AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor, Star Tool Only | eBay - and not risk a $700 cpu over a $50 tool. If you get the EPYC CPU as retail, it will have the AMD tool. Else just grab the tool from eBayI dont have one, and would rather not spend the 50-80$ on one for just this one use. (but im not clear on how necessary it is to use one, considering ive, carefully, installed 100s of xeon cpus over the years wo bending any pins)
Thanks again for this thread! it helped me pick parts for my new daily PC (as prior to this specific thread i was going to go intel 2nd gen silver + SM mb ect..) Its replacing my current daily- i7-4930x w 64gb ddr3 (nonECC)Regarding the installation of Windows 10, I found it necessary to do the following:
1) Download the latest Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and create a bootable USB thumbdrive with the latest version of Windows 10 Pro.
2) Before installing Windows 10, disable IOMMU and Hyper-threading in the bios. See FAQ Entry | Online Support | Support - Super Micro Computer, Inc. for some discussion about IOMMU. I read in another article that disabling Hyper-Threading is also helpful, so I did that too.
3) Make sure that one of the Intel i210 networking ports on the H11SSL has internet access as the Windows 10 installer will grab some needed drivers during the installation.
Thanks, i will probably end up getting that or similar.I’ve been happy with the Soundblaster USB audio dongle listed in my post. It just works with Win10. I just use it to listen to music/Youtube, nothing crazy, but it’s always worked with no fussing. I’m sure any of the $5-$40 USB audio adapter would work fine for what you’re using it for.