dual 8180m miniITX build

Discussion in 'Multiprocessing Systems' started by Venturi, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Venturi

    Venturi Limp Gawd

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    Asus c621e sage
    Dual Xeon 8180M
    384GB of ram
    4x Titan V including Titan V CEO ed 32GB
    960pro nvme (OS)
    10x SSD RAID (Apps and Backup 8x 2x )
    1600W PSU (digital) noiseless
    MS 2019 Data Center, Ubuntu
    TT miniITX case

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  2. SamuelL421

    SamuelL421 Limp Gawd

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    VERY nice. What's the use case for this beast?


    edit: did you get a custom mount setup for the SSDs or does the P1 support that out of the box? Either way, looks great.
     
  3. Venturi

    Venturi Limp Gawd

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    I made the mount for the SSDs - it is a CNC backplate for all of them. (Thermaltake only made the original P1 case, and there is very little of the original left)


    It is my personal rig but on occasion I do work on it: isotopes, medical imaging, deep learning algorithms (ANN CNN) and

    gaming, email, papers, school, billing, etc
     
  4. Venturi

    Venturi Limp Gawd

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    Ray Tracing is alive and well in metro exodus at 4k with my Titan Vs

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  5. Algrim

    Algrim [H]ard|Gawd

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    What's your monitor? Love the rest of that rig. Doubt the wife would let me build one like that. (Not to mention the crazy electric bill cooling that thing in an Arizona summer...)
     
  6. Venturi

    Venturi Limp Gawd

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    The monitor is an asus pq329

    I’ll trade Virginia for Arizona in a heartbeat!
     
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  7. PanzeR-

    PanzeR- Limp Gawd

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    Any gaming benchmarks?
    Amazingly good looking build!
     
  8. Blue Fox

    Blue Fox [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That is not an ITX setup at all. I think you're confusing EATX with ITX.
     
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    Holy Moley, can't hide money. :eek:
     
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    I think it’s more that it’s all inside what used to be a mini-ITX case.
     
  11. mwarps

    mwarps [H]ardness Supreme

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    Holy fuck, that's a $25,000+ build. What the fuck? School papers? Did daddy win the lottery?
     
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    Relax, not his fault his dad is rich.

    And we get cool pics to look at and oogle for FREE

    PS: I love how the PC is $25,000 but the speakers are sub 10$ and shaped like dildos
     
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    Now that you have the 8180M's, the obvious next step is to upgrade to a quad-socket. Sadly it doesn't seem like a "normal" form factor quad Platinum board exists yet - all you get is this, which will be a nightmare to fit in any case. I wonder how your rig compares to a quad E7 V4 system - the Skylakes are certainly faster and 2P's scale better than 4P's, but it is 96 cores versus 56...
    Building the "fastest possible computer" has gotten trickier and trickier. The EVGA SR2 was the last board that you could get everything on - it was never slower than a 980X, and sometimes twice as fast. After that we lost overclocking, and to further salt the wounds, the internal layout of the Xeons became more and more complicated. These days even with something like dual 8180M's or 2699V4's, you need to keep a spare 9700K rig around for things that don't scale well.
     
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    I will agree, I loved the sr-2 and the sr-x (minus the cheesy trickle like bios support from evga). It did have a quirky memory map with uneven ram slots per cpu....

    As for a quad set up:
    it is not possible to get a quad intel or dual Epyc board with: full 4x pcie dual spaced gpu sli capable board. It is also not possible to get a motherboard manufacturer that is willing to put that much effort into a workstation board.

    My supermicro x10drg-q was painful to put into a workstation. I tried the z9 and z10 asus builds as well.

    Before that I tried a bulozer 4 socket build, also painful...

    Before that I built a tyan dual socket board with a dual socket daughter board (4 socket total) and that was a near impossible feat just to put it into a workstation enclosure.




    Sadly, the days of uber workstation builds is coming to an end. The environment is rack-space not desktop. Yes, I could put a whole rack system on top of my desk but I like silent (and also not an eye sore).



    whats worse... I just sourced a pair of 8280M.... and the ecc 2933 ram. But before I pull the trigger... the performance increase is so negligible that I can't justify it. I got my 8180Ms for less than 1/4 the price. Otherwise I would never part with that kind of money. Also in order to buy those I sold 2x e5-2699 v4, 2x e5-2699 v3, a pair of v2 2690s, and the all the ram I had accumulated from the other two builds.

    I work 3 jobs, I'm getting my doctorate, wife, kids, ... the hobby has to pay for itself.





    in this thread, if you scroll you can see a brief history of many of those builds (with pictures)

    https://hardforum.com/threads/prototype-4x-titan-v.1950322/page-3#post-1043401212
     
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    I'm impressed you were able to find 8180M's for that much below list price - the 8173M's are a pretty good deal (under $2K a piece) but 8180's are pretty elusive.
    I really like the compact build - I almost put the quadsocket in my sig into a Thermaltake P3, but decided that putting it in a huge case (Thermaltake W100) would be kind of entertaining. Maybe I will revisit the compact concept for my 8890V3's...
     
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    Verge [H]ardness Supreme

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    What a fantastic build, but man you are disgracing that awesome PC, and your mac pro with some awful cable management. Get some velcro asap!
     
  17. Venturi

    Venturi Limp Gawd

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    my cable management on the PC is Zen like BUT he cable management around the desk...shameful. Its the glass desk! I have tried and tried, but have not come up with the perfect solution yet. I need those Star Trek EPS conduits....
     
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    Venturi Limp Gawd

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    Small update

    Moved to LRDIMM

    So the unit now has 768GB of ram


    I’m waiting for when I try to turn it off and it says “What are doing Dave?’
     
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    It will say "Daisy Daisy, give me your answer true.........."
     
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