I use primarily Nvidia GPU cards for rendering, some ML, Cuda projects etc – and occasionally run benchmarks on the cards l have on different workstations for comparison.
Using OctaneBench – click here to download – here are some results. I used OctaneBench 4.00c
GTX970 4GB Desktop PC 94.16
GTX1060 6GB – on Alienware 17R5 Laptop 91.31
GTX 1080 8GB – Desktop PC – 147.30
Seems a bit odd to me that a GTX1060 is beat by a GTX970, but that might be because of the mobile vs desktop version? , l am pretty sure l have ran other tests posted on this website showign a GTX1060 exceeding a GTX970
QuadQuadro M600M 2GB 21.23
Using the software Superposition Benchmark – click here to download.
For CineBench – click here to download the free benchmark software’
Compared with my custom main workstation PC, using a dual card 8Gb GTX1080 and 4Gb GTX970
With same workstation, just with the GTX1080 8Gb card
From above, it seems my main PC as l have researched is limited a bit when a 4Gb GTX970 is in it.
Also note the processor is much older, compared to that in my new laptop below.
Below is the Alienware 17 R5 Results
Discovered this free but very good Benchmark software – Catzilla – Click here for the download website.
Here are my various PC results.
A17 laptop – GTX860M [4 years old]
PC with 2xGTX560Ti [recent build]
PC with GTX1080 8G + GTX970 4G [ 5 year old PC , i7 2600K at 3.4Ghz 32Gb ram with new Nvidia cards]
“The Top500 list the 500 fastest computer system being used today. In 1993 the collection was started and has been updated every 6 months since then. The report lists the sites that have the 500 most powerful computer systems installed. The best Linpack benchmark performance achieved is used as a performance measure in ranking the computers. The TOP500 list has been updated twice a year since June 1993.”
“Mflop/s is a rate of execution, millions of floating point operations per second. Whenever this term is used it will refer to 64 bit floating point operations and the operations will be either addition or multiplication.
Gflop/s refers to billions of floating point operations per second and Tflop/s refers to trillions of floating point operations per second.”
Source: Top 500 website
Below is the result of my laptop running Linpack.java : 228MFlops !!! 🙂
Below is the current 2017 top500 results
Looking for a NAS, with gigabit interface (l’m done with slow access speeds via usb interface to my internal gigabit network) so as to speed up my rendering server farm file access, and expandable with support for additional sata drives and affordable. Finally settled for the DLINK DNS-321 for $130 and bought just one 1Tb SATA drive that was on sale for $87 – a Samsung 10,000rpm 32Mb buffer drive. As sata drives fall in price and l get more bang for a buck l can add to this unit. I can mirror a drive, but the unit doesnt support ntfs etc – which is fine for me since my shared files on this will be media files, mp3 and rendered jpeg pictures. It has a web interface control and can be accessed remotely via ftp anywhere on the net. This system is built on a GPL / Linux based system, and will format your drive to ext2 format. There might be a hack out there for a more native windows file system support.
Update: 5/14/09. I’m returning this item. The file transfer time to and fro ext2 to my ntfs formatted drives is so so slow, about 10-20x (even by Windows wrong estimates). The gigabit connectivity makes no noticable difference, even when on the same Cisco 5 port Gigabit switch as my server. I’ve ended up overloading my faithful dell sc430 server by “creatively” adding this 1Tb drive to it, the server is designed to support only 2 sata hard drives. See picture below.
See this website on links for DNS-321 NAS Hacking
Using Windows 2008 Server Operating system, this allows you to create a server based virtualized computing platform.
- An x64-based processor. Hyper-V is available in x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008—specifically, the x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2008 Datacenter.
- Hardware-assisted virtualization. This is available in processors that include a virtualization option; specifically, Intel VT or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V).
- Hardware Data Execution Protection (DEP) must be available and be enabled. Specifically, you must enable Intel XD bit (execute disable bit) or AMD NX bit (no execute bit).
- An applicable example is the Intel XEON E5430 Quad core CPU
Good microsoft setup link here.
Wanted to take advantage of the CUDA from NVIDIA (a leading GPU manufacturer) – a system that uses GPUs for scientific computing. You also need a minimum of 256Mb Video card RAM to take advantage of CUDA. This will also increase my BOINC/SETI processing speed. My current nvidia driver for my PNY Quadro FX370 was dated 5/26/2008 release 184.108.40.20696. So l downloaded the latest driver from the nvidia website and the new driver is now dated 12/26/2008 release 220.127.116.1120
/this works okay on my Quad-core workstation and boosted my Vista index from 3.6 to 4.2
My Vista index ratings for my Processor/RAM/Hard drive was before and after the update 5.9
Graphics rating went from 3.6 to 4.2
Games graphics capability went from 4.0 to 4.6
It will be interesting to see this week what this GPU processing does to my boinc/seti ratings.
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