Selecting a GPU for Deep 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

Tech Tip: What is a RAID Configuration?

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?

Tech Tip: What is NVMe (NVM Express)?

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)?

Tech Tip: What are PCIe Lanes?

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?

Tech Tip: What is a Bus Type?

Bus Type, also known as the Bus Speed, is tied with the Peak Transfer Rate and Peak Data Rate. This is very critical to consider when upgrading or adding memory to an existing machine. If the memory modules aren’t on the same page, it can lead to undesirable results. Backwards Compatibility You won’t find memory being compatible between generations. For example, a DDR4 module won’t … Continue reading Tech Tip: What is a Bus Type?

RAM Requirements Through the Windows In Time

System Requirements To Windows 95 and Beyond Windows 95 – Requires 16MB (480MB Max)Windows 98 – Requires 16MBWindows ME – Requires 64MBWindows NT – Requires 64MBWindows 2000 – Requires 64MB (4GB Max), 650MB HD Windows XP – Requires 128MB RAM, 1.5GB HDWindows Vista – Requires 1GB RAM, Windows 7 – Requires 1GB-2GB RAM, 16GB HDWindows 8 – Requires 1GB-2GB RAM, 16GB HD Windows 10 – … Continue reading RAM Requirements Through the Windows In Time

Tech Tip: What is DDR Memory?

DDR(#) SDRAM stands for Double Data Rate (Insert a number here) Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access. It’s a mouthful, but what is it exactly? Short Term Memory Memory modules allow your computer to open and operate multiple software at the same time. It’s what allows you to keep opening new tabs in your browser and allow one to go down the rabbit hole. You can keep opening … Continue reading Tech Tip: What is DDR Memory?

Tech Tip: Error Correction Code (ECC)

ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is a technology used to detect and correct errors in memory at the bit level. Errors are typically caused in these two ways. ECC, error detection and correction, technology is used in where errors that can lead to data corruption and system failure must be avoided at all costs. This is typically the case for scientific and financial … Continue reading Tech Tip: Error Correction Code (ECC)

Happy Chinese New Year (Gold Rat)

Year of the Gold Rat It is a new cycle of the Chinese Zodiac signs. There are 12 Chinese Zodiac signs and the Rat is the first. Your Zodiac sign is the Rat if your birthday falls on 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, or 2032. Attributes of the Rat Clever Alert Flexible Energetic Sociable Ambitious Resourceful Lunar and Solar Calendars Combine … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year (Gold Rat)