Note: In April 2019, Intel revised its naming convention and rebranded its products as the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Family. This article is regarding the Intel Xeon CPUs that came before the new convention. How to Read Intel Xeon Non SP Naming Convention Step 1. E Family E3 Family E3 Family Processors are Single Processing CPUs. They work in nodes that have a maximum of … Continue reading Tech Tip: Explanation of the Intel Xeon Naming Convention
How to Read the New Naming Convention Before the change in 2017, Intel processors had a different naming convention with their ‘E’ families (E3, E5, E7). However, now they have classified their processors by precious metals. Below is the steps you can follow to understand the new naming convention and find out the differences between them. And, below that are some specs you can find … Continue reading Tech Tip: Explanation of the Xeon Scalable Family Series
DDR4 SDRAM is short for Double Data Rate Fourth Generation Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory. It’s been dominating the memory module market ever since its release in 2014. DDR4 Physical Differences DDR4 modules have more pins than their predecessor. The previous generation, DDR3, had 240 pins while DDR4 modules have 288 pins. Since they are not backwards compatible with previous generations of memory, the notch has … Continue reading Tech Tip: What is DDR4 SDRAM Memory?
Each type of server has its pros and cons. Each server type has their own unique niche and service different needs. When deciding on the type of server that’s right for you, one has to consider cost, space, cabling, management, maintenance. HP Proliant DL Servers HP Density Line (DL) are rack severs. They come in sizes such as the 1U rack, 2U rack, and 4U … Continue reading Tech Tip: Difference between HP BL, ML, and DL servers
Graphic cards allow you to play games at high resolutions, run machine learning algorithms, and even mine for cryptocurrency. Whatever your goal is, you need it to run seamlessly, smoothly, and hassle free. So how does one ensure that the GPU you buy will be 100% compatible with your motherboard? Scroll down, you’re in the right place for your answer. 1. Does your motherboard have … Continue reading Tech Tip: Which GPUs are Compatible with My PC?
Since RAM doesn’t play an active role in the deep learning computation, the best strategy is to have just enough RAM for your GPUs to perform. If there’s not enough RAM the you’ll find your system ending up disk swapping and slowing down your performance. The rule of thumb is to match RAM size to the largest GPU’s RAM. For example, if you’re using an … Continue reading Selecting RAM for Deep Learning / Machine Learning
The GPU is the single most critical component when building a system for machine learning. It’s true that deep learning models can be run on a laptop, however the smaller your system the longer it will take to train your models. The first thing to consider is the amount of computation required. Knowing how intensive the task will be illuminates what kind of computational power … Continue reading Selecting a GPU for Deep Learning
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. It is a storage solution that solves the bottleneck of performance while mitigates drive failure. No one wants a slow computer. And definitely not loss of data. Types of RAID configurations. Although more RAID configurations exist than the three mentioned below, they are the three most common ones and they illustrate how RAID configurations work. RAID 0 … Continue reading Tech Tip: What is a RAID Configuration?
NVMe is also known as NVM Express, or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification. It is the reason that the newest computers on the market are so much faster than their predecessors. From booting to shutting down, these days all operations are having so fast that we don’t really have to wait for our computer anymore. Although CPUs and GPUs have transformed the way we … Continue reading Tech Tip: What is NVMe (NVM Express)?
PCIe. In other words, Peripheral Component Interconnect Express. You may also hear the term PCI Express for short. When your computer first boots, it has to figure out what components are attached to the motherboard. PCIe determines everything that is plugged in. It creates an internal map by identifying all the connections which allows the traffic to happen within the system. PCIe Connections PCIe connections … Continue reading Tech Tip: What are PCIe Lanes?