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Benchmark Blinkenlights

Swap benchmarks and feel powerful with them
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I recently upgraded my computer to a high end one. Now all my games run smoothly, which is well and good. But most of my games don't even come close to stressing this beast. I want a "benchmark" program which, rather than actual percentages and amounts of power uses, is designed to make me feel like my computer is performing wizardry. It would have multicolored graphs, a little icon of a man running on a treadmill, an illustration of a motherboard as if it were a waterworks with straining pipes to illustrate potential bottlenecks, fan speeds and memory capacities written out in terms of bits used and filled, and so forth. If I were running less demanding games it could find a way to exaggerate.
Voice, Feb 08 2020


       My machine has 128gb RAM and 32 cores. Play dice.
chronological, Feb 08 2020

       24 and 8, but I bet I get better framerates than you. And a better clock speed. RTX 2080 Super, Ryzen 3800x. Go.
Voice, Feb 08 2020

       Molest us not with this "pocket calculator" stuff.   

       16 pairs of 8-core 64-bit Xeon processors, two per 19" rack-mounted motherboard, 32Gb RAM per processor, networked as a hypercube, using Fibre Channel links to peripherals ... and it runs a real OS, not Windoze.   

       The whole thing put together for less than USD $1000 ...   

       Very useful for Finite Element Analysis and the like.
8th of 7, Feb 08 2020

       Bah, who needs to run fusion simulations in CAD anyway!? <quietly sobs>   

       //The whole thing put together for less than USD $1000//   

Voice, Feb 08 2020

       Nice I only have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 I don't play games.   

       AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core Processor, 3000 Mhz, 32 Core(s), 64 Logical Processor(s)
chronological, Feb 08 2020

       The screen of my laptop flickers on and off if I don't adjust the angle just right by propping it against the wall at the back of my desk. Does that count?
pocmloc, Feb 08 2020

       // who needs to run fusion simulations //   

       You just answered your own question.   

       // lies //   

       We find your lack of faith ... disturbing.   

       All "pre-owned" Dell PowerEdge kit; Each motherboard/tray was about USD $40 including CPUs & some RAM (usually 8Gb or so) and HDDs (mostly 146Gb dual-port SAS as RAID4, it doesn't really need much disk space but there is an independent 16Tb external RAID). The rack was "free" ... ditto the cabling. Donor machines bought as "scrap" for a pittance gave the rest of the RAM and drives and a mass of useful mechanical spares - fans etc.   

       OK, so some items were "donated" without the formal knowledge and consent of the alleged theoretical "owners", but hey, "can't take a joke- shouldn't have joined" ...   

       The downside is the acoustic noise when everything's powered up, plus the heat, and the electricity bill...
8th of 7, Feb 08 2020

       What do you run to cluster every thing?
chronological, Feb 08 2020

       Software. We could tell you more, but then we'd have to kill you..
8th of 7, Feb 09 2020

       I was hoping you'd tell me that you run some kind of clustering software for HPC. Welp I fear for my life.
chronological, Feb 09 2020

       While we're bragging, my computer literally is the server, as I have only a dumb station VDI box at my desk.
RayfordSteele, Feb 10 2020


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