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Re: 64 or 128 gb RAM?

Postby RichardW » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:44 pm

I usually start here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/mo ... max&page=1 with the RAM capacity in descending order.

It is a UK site but I expect the components will be the same in the US.

If you decide on a CPU chip then you will know the chip's socket type and you can use that to filter out the incompatible mother boards. If you have a case in mind then you can also filter by form factor.


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Re: 64 or 128 gb RAM?

Postby mdyde » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:11 am

scottherbert wrote:In looking for motherboards capable of handling larger amounts of ram, I found very few in the normal 'desktop' type, but when I started looking at 'server' type motherboards, I found that 128 gb was small! Many of them were capable of handling 512 gb to 1 Tb of ram. My question now is, what does a server do, and can it be used as a Hauptwerk computer by itself?


Hello Scott,

This is Wikipedia's article on servers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_(computing)

Their hardware is primarily designed and optimised for intensive use by many people ('clients') simultaneously, and for maximum reliability and up-time, usually used in racks in computer server rooms in companies' I.T. departments.

Provided that they meet Hauptwerk's prerequisites

https://www.hauptwerk.com/learn-more/requirements/
https://www.hauptwerk.com/clientuploads/documentation/PDF/HauptwerkPrerequisites.pdf
https://www.hauptwerk.com/clientuploads/documentation/PDF/HauptwerkBackgroundTechnicalInfoOnComputerHardware.pdf

... they can in principle be used for Hauptwerk, although as others have mentioned they might be noisy and might (or might not) perform especially well for running a single instance of a CPU-intensive real-time audio application such as Hauptwerk. They may tend to be optimised for running many simultaneous instances of applications reasonably fast, rather than a single instance extremely fast.
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