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Talos II / Re: setting up FRONT PANEL.
« on: October 05, 2020, 08:52:04 am »
See page 22 (and 67) in the PDF user guide.

General CPU Discussion / Re: POWER9 water cooling kit
« on: September 07, 2020, 08:56:22 am »
Looks really interesting.

Will the connections rotate?  It could be helpful for getting the best pipe routing.

Generally that's a feature of the fitting installed, not so much the cooler. Since standard dimensions are used, the cooler would be interoperable with other standard cooling systems. The top fittings in the draft are an example of rotating fittings.
We're also checking if this would work for 1U machines - would be a huge advantage for anyone looking for hosting these machines in a data center where rack space is expensive.

I had been looking for companies that do this, I found this company, Optimus Water Cooling are close to Raptor in Chicago.
Then there is Ice Giant in Texas, maybe not far from the location where the motherboards are manufactured.

While it is generally interesting to check all options available, we're based in Germany so it makes more sense to look for a partner on this side of the pond, also keeping indirect costs in check and potential legal issues manageable.

General CPU Discussion / Re: POWER9 water cooling kit
« on: September 07, 2020, 07:03:31 am »
Here's a draft for a POWER9 water cooler. The base plate is made of nickel-plated copper.

GPU Compute / Accelerators / Which GPU would *you* choose?
« on: August 11, 2020, 10:39:47 am »
We're aiming to build desktop/workstation computers in Europe based on RCS hardware and we're looking to offer a selection of 3D GPUs that are close to the user/market for needs beyond the 2D AST2500.
Basically we're looking for an entry solution for office/daily driver use (incl. ≥ two non-4k display setups) and a mid-level solution (which can do at least 1x 2160p@60Hz). More high-end than that will be available on request (pointers still appreciated).

  • What do you as an existing/aspiring user of Talos II (Lite) or Blackbird currently use and for what purposes?
  • For which technical aspects would you choose AMD over NVIDIA and vice-versa?
  • Do you have a personal recommendation/preference for specific GPUs and if so for what reason(s)?

I'd appreciate any additional data you can give us!


General CPU Discussion / Re: POWER9 water cooling kit
« on: August 10, 2020, 08:39:19 am »
Vikings is working on a silent water cooling solution for POWER systems. We should have something presentable in ~one to ~two month(s) from now.

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