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In-Depth Comparison of NVIDIA “Ampere” GPU Accelerators

This article provides in-depth details of the NVIDIA A-series GPU accelerators (codenamed “Ampere”). “Ampere” GPUs improve upon the previous-generation “Volta” architecture. Ampere A100 GPUs began shipping in May 2020. Important features and changes in the “Ampere” GPU architecture include: Exceptional … Continue reading

Detailed Specifications of the AMD EPYC “Rome” CPUs

This article provides in-depth discussion and analysis of the 7nm AMD EPYC processor (codenamed “Rome” and based on AMD’s Zen2 architecture). EPYC “Rome” processors replace the previous “Naples” processors and are available for sale as of August 7th, 2019. We … Continue reading

Detailed Specifications of the “Cascade Lake SP” Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family CPUs

This article provides in-depth discussion and analysis of the 14nm Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family (formerly codenamed “Cascade Lake-SP” or “Cascade Lake Scalable Processor”). “Cascade Lake-SP” processors replace the previous 14nm “Skylake-SP” microarchitecture and are available for sale as of … Continue reading

Check for memory errors on NVIDIA GPUs

Professional NVIDIA GPUs (the Tesla and Quadro products) are equipped with error-correcting code (ECC) memory, which allows the system to detect when memory errors occur. Smaller “single-bit” errors are transparently corrected. Larger “double-bit” memory errors will cause applications to crash, … Continue reading

Optimizing the Performance of System Memory

Compute-intensive applications typically require as much system memory bandwidth as can be provided. For this reason, it is very important that system memory be correctly configured and installed. Microway reviews all systems to ensure proper performance (both during the sales … Continue reading

In-Depth Comparison of NVIDIA Quadro “Turing” GPU Accelerators

This article provides in-depth details of the NVIDIA Quadro RTX “Turing” GPUs. NVIDIA “Turing” GPUs bring an evolved core architecture and add dedicated ray tracing units to the previous-generation “Volta” architecture. Turing GPUs began shipping in late 2018. Important features … Continue reading

In-Depth Comparison of NVIDIA Tesla “Volta” GPU Accelerators

This article provides in-depth details of the NVIDIA Tesla V-series GPU accelerators (codenamed “Volta”). “Volta” GPUs improve upon the previous-generation “Pascal” architecture. Volta GPUs began shipping in September 2017 and were updated to 32GB of memory in March 2018; Tesla … Continue reading

Solutions for Rackmounting Extra Depth Systems

Extra Depth Systems having socketed GPUs, such as the Tesla V100 SXM2, or the Tesla P100 SXM2, require an additional, or extended system board, onto which the socketed GPUs are seated. In this type of system, the presence of the … Continue reading

Detailed Specifications of the “Skylake-SP” Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family CPUs

This article provides in-depth discussion and analysis of the 14nm Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family (formerly codenamed “Skylake-SP” or “Skylake Scalable Processor”). “Skylake-SP” processors replace the previous 14nm “Broadwell” microarchitecture (both the E5 and E7 Xeon families) and are available … Continue reading

What to do when your system hangs

If one of your Linux systems has crashed or appears to have hung, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Your first instinct may be to reboot it, but a system reboot should not be your first … Continue reading