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seang86s

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It it sad that I still remember the Pentium Pro and how revolutionary it was?
Those machines were my first dual processor machines. First we had Dell GXPros that can be outfitted with a 2nd processor board to make with dual capable and better yet, an IBM PC 350 (I think that was the model) that had the second processor socket right on the motherboard. Strip the processor, memory and hard drive out of another machine and beef up your own! Once these machines were being replaced at the company I was working at, I wound up getting a bunch for "home use" to run beta versions of Windows 2000.
 

William

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Its only been a few years we have gone from 12 core CPU's to now 18 cores and soon to be higher than 20.
Lets not even talk about Knights Landing and what the potential is for that.
 
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William

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I will... I am a ways off from actually starting this one up. Still have the other two to finish up.
 

Stanza

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So why are the fans all configured to suck the hot air from the GPU's and blow it across the memory CPU's?
eg pic has flow direction left to right?

seems arse about to me
 

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So why are the fans all configured to suck the hot air from the GPU's and blow it across the memory CPU's?
eg pic has flow direction left to right?

seems arse about to me
Those AMD's are 275w TDP parts and there's 8 of 'em. If you can cool that, the CPUs are ez to cool. In GPU compute systems, the focus is GPU cooling not CPU.
 

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Those AMD's are 275w TDP parts and there's 8 of 'em. If you can cool that, the CPUs are ez to cool. In GPU compute systems, the focus is GPU cooling not CPU.
Yeah... but the gpu's can run hotter than the cpu's can...