[3dem] Workstation

Marin van Heel m.vanheel at imperial.ac.uk
Sat Nov 8 10:37:20 PST 2014

Dear Hernando,

Your system has virtually no disk space allocated. We tend to configure 
such systems with one SSD for all software and swapping area, and a 
large RAID array for the data processing. Since the raw data sets we 
work with nowadays easily exceed 1Tb, you will need 10-20 fold that 
amount of space for processing of each project. I would thus serious 
look into adding a 20+ Tbyte of local RAID array (as Steven also suggested).



On 08/11/2014 00:07, Hernando J Sosa wrote:
> Dear EM users,
> We have some money to spend  (<10K) in a personal  workstation mainly 
> to be used for number crunching  and single particle analysis. I came 
> across  this system (see below) made by a company called Thinkmate.
> Does anybody have experience with this company?
> Any comments on the system ?
> As configured it has 64 cores (4 x 16) and 128 GB of RAM
> I chose AMD Opteron  over Intel as it seems to produce the best 
> price/performance but I may be wrong.
> Any comments suggestions are welcomed.
> Thanks
> Hernando
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