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Skynet III Died a painful death in 2008.

This was the last Monster 4X4 fire breathing nitro burning workstation I ever built. At the time of Creation, it was about as fast a system as one could have.
Any Remember "Pentium 4" and "RDRAM" ?

More to the point were you at all familiar with how when Intel was trying to jam that crap down our throats, telling us with CPUs and RAM that serial speed was more important than bandwidth..


... and all the while AMD was making the worlds fastest CPUs and pioneering useable 64 bit hardware?

That was SkynetIII

Supermicro H8DCE dual socket workstation board with a pair of then state of the art 2.2GHZ Dual Core Opterons in 64 bit.
And the Nforce motehrboard chipsets with the first ever iterations of System RAM interleaving (think of RAID 0 for RAM sticks, or SLI with RAM,. )
The only Windows OS I could run in 64 was XP 64 beta.

Anyway, I'm making a long story over this. Skynet died a horrible motherboard frying death some years back.
I was without a PC for over year relying on an ancient laptop

When I got time and space and back into shooting a bought a "Staples" Clearance HP Pavilion bread and butter desktop with a littel AMD/Ati chipset. and it's been what I;'ve been suffering with ever since.

tonight it all comes back full circle.

Skynet is back and Madder than ever!

No, I did not go back to my killer workstation days, why bother when we can get all those cores in a consumer or gamers set up now. It is amazing how much the gulf between state of the art and normal has shrunk in the PC market.


Skynet IV:

- Asus Z97Pro Mainboard

- Intel i7 "Devil's Canyon" Quad core 4GHz

- 4x Corsair Vengeance 1600 DDR3 8GB (32GB total)

- 2x 256GB Samsung EVO 850 Pro in RAID 1 for Boot drive and applications.

Soon to follow; 4x 3TB Seagate NAS drives in RAID 10

All of this wearing that old workstations knickers, a very loosely fitted CM Stacker full tower EATX case (talk about breathing room!)

Monitors remain, main screen SONY FW 900 AG 24" Wide screen CRT! (landscape)
Dell 24" IPS in portrait.

There was some issue with the on board Intel graphics refusing to talk to the old SONY FW900 and it's dated Win XP driver. There was not way to force that chipset to play.
So I have installed an Old passive cooled G-Force taken from SkyNetIII which is handling both monitors just fine.

I'll be installing all the graphics apps this week, and be up and running full tilt very soon.

It's such a joy to have a totally clean install again!

Oh, Windows 7 Pro :)

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Jun 16, 2015 10:45 |  #2

Nice setup, and I love the name ;)

BTW, are you as un-thrilled by the reboot as I am? -?


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Jun 16, 2015 10:58 |  #3

Loving the logo.



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Jun 16, 2015 23:41 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #4

Yeah, I mean the first Terminator movie Cameron literally in one movie changed the way action movies were made. Unless it's a throwback, every action movie you see owes a direct tip of the hat to THAT one movie.

And 2 was great as well.

It all goes down hill from there.


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Jun 16, 2015 23:45 |  #5

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17600096 (external link)
Yeah, I mean the first Terminator movie Cameron literally in one movie changed the way action movies were made. Unless it's a throwback, every action movie you see owes a direct tip of the hat to THAT one movie.

And 2 was great as well.

It all goes down hill from there.

Yup, totally agree. I think of 1 and 2 as a package deal, from then on... so much potential, squandered.


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Jun 17, 2015 06:37 |  #6

I shudder when I think of how many more humans will be 'stored' in order to power that beast. Of course, if they are all Keanu Reeves I'd be ok with that...


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Jun 17, 2015 07:15 |  #7

Somehow the famous one liner, "I'll be back" sprang to my head. :-P

Nice setup. It should be snappy fast! Thank goodness there isn't such a thing as speeding ticket on the internet!




  
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Jun 17, 2015 07:20 |  #8

Any reason you didn't wait for Skylake, if you already waited this long? It's like a couple months out and almost all motherboard vendors have already shown off their specs. admittedly, I doubt that it will be more than 10% faster than Haswell, if Intel's product history is anything to go by...


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Jun 17, 2015 10:42 |  #9

Because I'm out of touch, and never heard of it?

Actually, even if I did know about the pipeline, more that I had the time with a week out of work, while the wife and kid are still in school...
Carpe Diem!


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Jun 17, 2015 21:01 |  #10

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17598608 (external link)
Skynet is back and Madder than ever!


Fantastic news!

Given the massive step change between the Core 2 and the i Series processors, I wonder what the next one will bring.
We can't be that far away from Skynet becoming more of a reality.


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Jun 19, 2015 01:45 |  #11

I see your skynet and raise you The Machine


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Jun 19, 2015 14:03 |  #12

lol, sadly I have not plugged in any speakers yet! :)

But to add to the coincidence, my first car, a beat up but VERY fast 1968 Buick Wildcat convertible with a 455 V8 was endearingly dubbed "The Machine" :)


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Jun 19, 2015 16:47 |  #13

just remember not to plug-in any cameras. then both AI will know what your up too.

I am sure you had loads of fun with that machine. :)

Are you going to install Win10?


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Jun 19, 2015 20:06 |  #14

I might do Windows 10 when it is official. Likely will.

I just got the 6TB RAID 10 up and running. Now to start a long night of XCOPY.BAT


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Jun 19, 2015 20:15 |  #15

Wow, this RAID array is pretty peppy! :)

Sequential Read: 419.45 MB/s
Sequential Write: 304.03 MB/s

That's very near modern SSD performance from platter disks. :)
Much faster than early SSD ..


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