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    For Sale: LumaForge Jellyfish Tower, 1 yr old
    posted by Robert "Fixer" Smith on Aug. 21, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
    I'm selling one of my 10gig storage servers, the LumaForge Indie (aka Jellyfish Tower), selling at a discount off the new price of $33k.  In use for less than 1 year, i'm upgrading to a rackmount config.
     
     
    80TB raw (20x 4TB drives), 8x 10 Gbe ports for direct connections (no need for a 10gig switch).  Standard 110v power.  Sits in the room quietly running, does not need a special server room and is portable.  Can be upgraded to 200TB and can be expanded vis SAS with another 20 bay chassis.  Can also add additional 10Gbe ports.

    fixer@vigilante.net


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    I'm selling one of my 10gig storage servers, the LumaForge Indie (aka Jellyfish Tower), selling at a discount off the new price of $33k.  In use for less than 1 year, i'm upgrading to a rackmount config.
     
     
    80TB raw (20x 4TB drives), 8x 10 Gbe ports for direct connections (no need for a 10gig switch).  Standard 110v power.  Sits in the room quietly running, does not need a special server room and is portable.  Can be upgraded to 200TB and can be expanded vis SAS with another 20 bay chassis.  Can also add additional 10Gbe ports.

    fixer@vigilante.net


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  • 08/22/17--12:50: funny... .. ish.
  • funny... .. ish.
    posted by Greg Whynott on Aug. 22, 2017, 3:50 p.m.


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  • 08/23/17--04:20: Studiosysadmin site down
  • Studiosysadmin site down
    posted by Zorion Terrell on Aug. 23, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
    Getting this on my phone right now (attached)

    Zorion Terrell
    IT Manager | DHX Studios
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    Getting this on my phone right now (attached)

    Zorion Terrell
    IT Manager | DHX Studios

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    A cheap(ish)mac or an expensive PC for Nuke Studio?...
    posted by Grant McKean on Aug. 24, 2017, 3:42 a.m.

     

     

    Hello Systems People

     

    I'm setting up a freelance business based on Nuke Studio. I'm a compositor and not coming from a sys admin background. I'm trying to make a sensible computer purchase based on the sort of work I'll be doing; comping, keying, roto, grading, conforming, particles etc on TV commercials, corporate video, music videos...

     

    I wonder if you guys could tell me what kind of performance differences I'll see from the following 2 machines (below)? Is the PC worth the extra cost at two and half times the price of the mac?

     

    Many thanks!

     

    Grant

     

     

    Windows PC

    HP Z440/E5-1680v4/64GB/512GB SSD/P6000

    storage - HP Z Turbo Quad Pro

    £12,783

     

    IMAC

    27inch 5k display

    4.2Ghzquad core 7th gen intel core i7 turbo boost up to 4.5Ghz

    64GB RAM 2400Mhz DDR4

    2TB SSD

    RADEON PRO 580 8GB video memory

    storage pegasus promise   (I already own)

    £5K

     

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      nuke 

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    Hello Systems People

     

    I'm setting up a freelance business based on Nuke Studio. I'm a compositor and not coming from a sys admin background. I'm trying to make a sensible computer purchase based on the sort of work I'll be doing; comping, keying, roto, grading, conforming, particles etc on TV commercials, corporate video, music videos...

     

    I wonder if you guys could tell me what kind of performance differences I'll see from the following 2 machines (below)? Is the PC worth the extra cost at two and half times the price of the mac?

     

    Many thanks!

     

    Grant

     

     

    Windows PC

    HP Z440/E5-1680v4/64GB/512GB SSD/P6000

    storage - HP Z Turbo Quad Pro

    £12,783

     

    IMAC

    27inch 5k display

    4.2Ghzquad core 7th gen intel core i7 turbo boost up to 4.5Ghz

    64GB RAM 2400Mhz DDR4

    2TB SSD

    RADEON PRO 580 8GB video memory

    storage pegasus promise   (I already own)

    £5K

     


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    A cheap(ish)mac or an expensive PC for Nuke Studio?...
    posted by Rory Falloon on Aug. 24, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
    The p6000 is about 3/4 of the price of your PC if I'm not mistaken.. not really apples to apples.


    From: "Grant McKean" <content@studiosysadmins.com>
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 3:42:56 AM
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] A cheap(ish)mac or an expensive PC for Nuke Studio?...

     

     

    Hello Systems People

     

    I'm setting up a freelance business based on Nuke Studio. I'm a compositor and not coming from a sys admin background. I'm trying to make a sensible computer purchase based on the sort of work I'll be doing; comping, keying, roto, grading, conforming, particles etc on TV commercials, corporate video, music videos...

     

    I wonder if you guys could tell me what kind of performance differences I'll see from the following 2 machines (below)? Is the PC worth the extra cost at two and half times the price of the mac?

     

    Many thanks!

     

    Grant

     

     

    Windows PC

    HP Z440/E5-1680v4/64GB/512GB SSD/P6000

    storage - HP Z Turbo Quad Pro

    12,783

     

    IMAC

    27inch 5k display

    4.2Ghzquad core 7th gen intel core i7 turbo boost up to 4.5Ghz

    64GB RAM 2400Mhz DDR4

    2TB SSD

    RADEON PRO 580 8GB video memory

    storage pegasus promise   (I already own)

    5K

     


    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    The p6000 is about 3/4 of the price of your PC if I'm not mistaken.. not really apples to apples.


    From: "Grant McKean" <content@studiosysadmins.com>
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 3:42:56 AM
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] A cheap(ish)mac or an expensive PC for Nuke Studio?...

     

     

    Hello Systems People

     

    I'm setting up a freelance business based on Nuke Studio. I'm a compositor and not coming from a sys admin background. I'm trying to make a sensible computer purchase based on the sort of work I'll be doing; comping, keying, roto, grading, conforming, particles etc on TV commercials, corporate video, music videos...

     

    I wonder if you guys could tell me what kind of performance differences I'll see from the following 2 machines (below)? Is the PC worth the extra cost at two and half times the price of the mac?

     

    Many thanks!

     

    Grant

     

     

    Windows PC

    HP Z440/E5-1680v4/64GB/512GB SSD/P6000

    storage - HP Z Turbo Quad Pro

    12,783

     

    IMAC

    27inch 5k display

    4.2Ghzquad core 7th gen intel core i7 turbo boost up to 4.5Ghz

    64GB RAM 2400Mhz DDR4

    2TB SSD

    RADEON PRO 580 8GB video memory

    storage pegasus promise   (I already own)

    5K

     


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    A cheap(ish)mac or an expensive PC for Nuke Studio?...
    posted by Saker Klippsten on Aug. 24, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
    on another  note....Also just this week using Nuke Studio in big client sessions it crashed at least 3 times a day.  We are using a P5000 , 256Gb Ram, 16TB SSD storage array. Z840. Granted It's a 13k Rez project.. but I would have preferred they used Flame. Nuke  Studio just crashes for no reason. Their support is crap.  I think it has some mem leaks or the like. 


    Sent from my iPhone

    On Aug 24, 2017, at 5:59 AM, Rory Falloon <rory@mrxfx.com> wrote:

    The p6000 is about 3/4 of the price of your PC if I'm not mistaken.. not really apples to apples.


    From: "Grant McKean" <content@studiosysadmins.com>
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 3:42:56 AM
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] A cheap(ish)mac or an expensive PC for Nuke Studio?...

     

     

    Hello Systems People

     

    I'm setting up a freelance business based on Nuke Studio. I'm a compositor and not coming from a sys admin background. I'm trying to make a sensible computer purchase based on the sort of work I'll be doing; comping, keying, roto, grading, conforming, particles etc on TV commercials, corporate video, music videos...

     

    I wonder if you guys could tell me what kind of performance differences I'll see from the following 2 machines (below)? Is the PC worth the extra cost at two and half times the price of the mac?

     

    Many thanks!

     

    Grant

     

     

    Windows PC

    HP Z440/E5-1680v4/64GB/512GB SSD/P6000

    storage - HP Z Turbo Quad Pro

    12,783

     

    IMAC

    27inch 5k display

    4.2Ghzquad core 7th gen intel core i7 turbo boost up to 4.5Ghz

    64GB RAM 2400Mhz DDR4

    2TB SSD

    RADEON PRO 580 8GB video memory

    storage pegasus promise   (I already own)

    5K

     


    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    on another  note....Also just this week using Nuke Studio in big client sessions it crashed at least 3 times a day.  We are using a P5000 , 256Gb Ram, 16TB SSD storage array. Z840. Granted It's a 13k Rez project.. but I would have preferred they used Flame. Nuke  Studio just crashes for no reason. Their support is crap.  I think it has some mem leaks or the like. 


    Sent from my iPhone

    On Aug 24, 2017, at 5:59 AM, Rory Falloon <rory@mrxfx.com> wrote:

    The p6000 is about 3/4 of the price of your PC if I'm not mistaken.. not really apples to apples.


    From: "Grant McKean" <content@studiosysadmins.com>
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 3:42:56 AM
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] A cheap(ish)mac or an expensive PC for Nuke Studio?...

     

     

    Hello Systems People

     

    I'm setting up a freelance business based on Nuke Studio. I'm a compositor and not coming from a sys admin background. I'm trying to make a sensible computer purchase based on the sort of work I'll be doing; comping, keying, roto, grading, conforming, particles etc on TV commercials, corporate video, music videos...

     

    I wonder if you guys could tell me what kind of performance differences I'll see from the following 2 machines (below)? Is the PC worth the extra cost at two and half times the price of the mac?

     

    Many thanks!

     

    Grant

     

     

    Windows PC

    HP Z440/E5-1680v4/64GB/512GB SSD/P6000

    storage - HP Z Turbo Quad Pro

    12,783

     

    IMAC

    27inch 5k display

    4.2Ghzquad core 7th gen intel core i7 turbo boost up to 4.5Ghz

    64GB RAM 2400Mhz DDR4

    2TB SSD

    RADEON PRO 580 8GB video memory

    storage pegasus promise   (I already own)

    5K

     


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    Need L21-20 extension cable in Toronto
    posted by Jeff Klug on Aug. 24, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

    Anybody here have an L21-20 extension cable they'd be willing to part with?

    Found this in Montreal:


    ...but the price was way too high.

    JK


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    Anybody here have an L21-20 extension cable they'd be willing to part with?

    Found this in Montreal:


    ...but the price was way too high.

    JK



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  • 08/24/17--16:25: Projector recommendations?
  • Projector recommendations?
    posted by Viet Nguyen on Aug. 24, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
    I'm in the market for a projector for a screen that will be 15' wide. Any recommendations for a projector and/or a VAR that can offer installation, maintenance and calibration services?

    Thanks,
    V
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    I'm in the market for a projector for a screen that will be 15' wide. Any recommendations for a projector and/or a VAR that can offer installation, maintenance and calibration services?

    Thanks,
    V

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    speaking of filesystems.. have you used OCFS2 ?
    posted by Greg Whynott on Aug. 30, 2017, 6:35 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Anyone have any experience with OCFS2 or know someone using it?


    I am using KVM on a few linux machines to host kvm vm's and instead of using NFS I'd like to connect one of our un-used JBODS (thanks to the Nexenta tards) to the hosts.

    Using triple mirrors the capacity is just over 67TB.

    What I would like to do is connect this storage directly to all 3 hosts over SAS (we have a few spare SAS switches, thanks Failenta) at our disposal and use a cluster file system.

    There are no controllers in the JBODs, meaning ZFS would likely need to be part of things(?)

    The original play was to host this via NFS on a 3rd server (4th if redundant) but that becomes a single point of failure so would need to build that out, which I'd like to avoid. The hope is to use what we were left with from the Nexenta fiasco.

    any ideas?

    greg


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    Anyone have any experience with OCFS2 or know someone using it?


    I am using KVM on a few linux machines to host kvm vm's and instead of using NFS I'd like to connect one of our un-used JBODS (thanks to the Nexenta tards) to the hosts.

    Using triple mirrors the capacity is just over 67TB.

    What I would like to do is connect this storage directly to all 3 hosts over SAS (we have a few spare SAS switches, thanks Failenta) at our disposal and use a cluster file system.

    There are no controllers in the JBODs, meaning ZFS would likely need to be part of things(?)

    The original play was to host this via NFS on a 3rd server (4th if redundant) but that becomes a single point of failure so would need to build that out, which I'd like to avoid. The hope is to use what we were left with from the Nexenta fiasco.

    any ideas?

    greg



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    old new news. pesky CIA and zero days.
    posted by Greg Whynott on Aug. 31, 2017, 4:55 p.m. (1 day ago)
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    Cloud based C4D nodes (without GPU)
    posted by  on Sept. 5, 2017, 2 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Just wondering if anyone's managed to get a c4d node rendering in the cloud and if there's a trick to doing it? I'm having major issues as our instances don't have GPU's attached (Using Arnold). 


    I got c4d command launching up to the point where it starts looking for a GPU and then dies


     
    TOM TAYLOR
    Head of Engineering, Chicago
    +1 312 605 8900
    9179713876
    THE MILL 1000 WEST FULTON MARKET, SUITE 250, CHICAGO, IL 60607
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    Just wondering if anyone's managed to get a c4d node rendering in the cloud and if there's a trick to doing it? I'm having major issues as our instances don't have GPU's attached (Using Arnold). 


    I got c4d command launching up to the point where it starts looking for a GPU and then dies


     
    TOM TAYLOR
    Head of Engineering, Chicago
    +1 312 605 8900
    9179713876
    THE MILL 1000 WEST FULTON MARKET, SUITE 250, CHICAGO, IL 60607
    FOLLOW @MILLCHANNEL |  FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM
     

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    RAID monitoring on SuperMicro + Linux?
    posted by Rob LaRose on Sept. 6, 2017, 3:50 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Good afternoon!

    For those of you running SuperMicro servers w/ hardware RAIDs, what methods are you using for monitoring/alerting of the RAID status?

    Best advice I could find in Linux was to run a storcli64 cron job every few minutes and email if it returns degraded... I believe Windows has an OS-level service / util that's slightly less janky-feeling..

    On the Dell servers, the iDRAC can watch & alert, which is rather nice.

    --Rob


    --
    Rob LaRose
    engineer |rock paper scissors
    245 5th ave 23rd floor new york ny 10016| O212 255 6446


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    Good afternoon!

    For those of you running SuperMicro servers w/ hardware RAIDs, what methods are you using for monitoring/alerting of the RAID status?

    Best advice I could find in Linux was to run a storcli64 cron job every few minutes and email if it returns degraded... I believe Windows has an OS-level service / util that's slightly less janky-feeling..

    On the Dell servers, the iDRAC can watch & alert, which is rather nice.

    --Rob


    --
    Rob LaRose
    engineer |rock paper scissors
    245 5th ave 23rd floor new york ny 10016| O212 255 6446



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    Real time GPU monitoring - just for fun
    posted by Demetrios G on Sept. 8, 2017, 1:09 a.m.

    Hello everyone, this is my first post here. I recently implemented the NVIDIA NVML library into my game engine and just for fun, I created a real time GPU monitor. It shows you the hostname, temperature and GPU usage of your machines in a real time environment.

    All you do is run the monitor on a Windows machine (Linux port coming soon), and run the agent with a command line argument pointing to the monitor. (The agent runs on Windows or Linux)

    The agents send very smal UDP packets to the monitor every 2 seconds with data about the GPU temperature and usage.

    On the monitor you can scroll around with the WASD keys and view all reporting agents.

    I did this for fun but if there is enough interest I can include things like GPU statistic storage in MySQL or a live web page version of the monitor.

    Anyhow, if you are interested in trying it head over to: http://www.verend.com

    Thanks!

    -Demetrios Georgeadis

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    Hello everyone, this is my first post here. I recently implemented the NVIDIA NVML library into my game engine and just for fun, I created a real time GPU monitor. It shows you the hostname, temperature and GPU usage of your machines in a real time environment.

    All you do is run the monitor on a Windows machine (Linux port coming soon), and run the agent with a command line argument pointing to the monitor. (The agent runs on Windows or Linux)

    The agents send very smal UDP packets to the monitor every 2 seconds with data about the GPU temperature and usage.

    On the monitor you can scroll around with the WASD keys and view all reporting agents.

    I did this for fun but if there is enough interest I can include things like GPU statistic storage in MySQL or a live web page version of the monitor.

    Anyhow, if you are interested in trying it head over to: http://www.verend.com

    Thanks!

    -Demetrios Georgeadis


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  • 09/11/17--08:00: Google Drive going away?
  • Google Drive going away?
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Sept. 11, 2017, 11 a.m. (4 days ago)
    Since we're probably not the only ones running Google G Suite here... The Google Drive app is going away, to be replaced by: Drive File Stream and/or Backup and Sync https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2017/09/drive-file-stream-from-google.html Personally I prefer having a complete local cache of my Drive files, and I've never noticed issues with syncing delay, but I'm not a heavy Drive user anyway. JF To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Since we're probably not the only ones running Google G Suite here... The Google Drive app is going away, to be replaced by: Drive File Stream and/or Backup and Sync https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2017/09/drive-file-stream-from-google.html Personally I prefer having a complete local cache of my Drive files, and I've never noticed issues with syncing delay, but I'm not a heavy Drive user anyway. JF To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 09/12/17--08:25: CGI racked workstations
  • CGI racked workstations
    posted by Fabrice Altman on Sept. 12, 2017, 11:25 a.m. (3 days ago)

    Hello,

     

    We are thinking of making the switch to racked 2U workstations for our artists, like this for example :

    http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/desktops-workstations/precision-rack-7000-series-7910/spd/precision-r7910-workstation

    No real vendor preference yet though. We are a mid-sized Windows shop, based in the UK, using Maya, Nuke, Adobe, etc.

     

    A/ Can you suggest different vendors that do these types of workstations?

    B/ Are there some cons into having the PCs rack mounted, as opposed to under the desk?

    C/ I cannot see a 4K compatible Teradici based client. Are they some, or other hardware of the same type, to work remotely with 4K?

     

    Cheers,

    F.    

     

     

     

     

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    Hello,

     

    We are thinking of making the switch to racked 2U workstations for our artists, like this for example :

    http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/desktops-workstations/precision-rack-7000-series-7910/spd/precision-r7910-workstation

    No real vendor preference yet though. We are a mid-sized Windows shop, based in the UK, using Maya, Nuke, Adobe, etc.

     

    A/ Can you suggest different vendors that do these types of workstations?

    B/ Are there some cons into having the PCs rack mounted, as opposed to under the desk?

    C/ I cannot see a 4K compatible Teradici based client. Are they some, or other hardware of the same type, to work remotely with 4K?

     

    Cheers,

    F.    

     

     

     

     


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    Friday Off topic(ish) story time. +1 Intel
    posted by Greg Whynott on Sept. 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Bought an i7-7740x 4.3 Ghz CPU for my machine at home a month ago.

    Last Friday after a few beers and late at night I thought it would be a good idea to overclock it it, its an "X" after all! People on the internet with water cooling are running them at 5+ Ghz.

    Not being a fan of overclocking and never really have messed with it, I was happy to see my Intel CPU came with a program from Intel themselves called "Xtream tuning", which is a CPU overclocking application. *hickup* Need another beer!

    The cloudy thought was "Must be safe to try it with this, as Intel made it themselves for their own CPU." wrong.


    Set it to 4.4, apply, burn in test for 5 minutes. good.

    4.5, " " good.

    4.6, hit apply - computer shuts down. Never to post again. A wave of sadness and self berating starts.

    I was bummed out as 4.5 is its turbo speed and I didn't expect it sweat a 100Mhz bump. But it did.


    After years of hearing "if you kill your CPU from overclocking you are out of luck.", I figured I just lost my 500 dollar investment. So Saturday morning with a slight hang over and depressed I go buy another one. I tell the guy at the store my sad story.

    He says 'Try to RMA it'. So with nothing to lose I open a ticket with Intel and truthfully tell them what happened.

    One question from them, "how would you like us to ship it to you?". wow !!!



    but wait there is more! :)


    There has been a problem in the neighborhood with delivery packages going missing. I asked UPS to "place package in blue box on porch", where it would be 'hidden'. I get the 'delivered' notice. Get home at 7ish, no package!! My heart sinks.


    But wait, I have a dropcam on my porch! I'll have video of the thief! Go to look at the video and its all black!!! WTF? camera is off line. Its been online for 3 years or more... Discover at 3:30 that morning is when it went off line, my kids cat yanked the power cord from the wall!! bad kitty! what perfectly bad timing!

    I open an investigation with UPS..

    9 PM I get a text from my neighbor (3 houses down!!) " I picked up a package from your porch today, its here if you want it."


    whew!!!!


    the end. ;)


    Just have to say that was the easiest RMA I've done in a long time. Its as if they didn't care what happened to it. "if it is a boxed cpu and not an oem, you are good for return.". Thanks Intel!

    greg

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    Bought an i7-7740x 4.3 Ghz CPU for my machine at home a month ago.

    Last Friday after a few beers and late at night I thought it would be a good idea to overclock it it, its an "X" after all! People on the internet with water cooling are running them at 5+ Ghz.

    Not being a fan of overclocking and never really have messed with it, I was happy to see my Intel CPU came with a program from Intel themselves called "Xtream tuning", which is a CPU overclocking application. *hickup* Need another beer!

    The cloudy thought was "Must be safe to try it with this, as Intel made it themselves for their own CPU." wrong.


    Set it to 4.4, apply, burn in test for 5 minutes. good.

    4.5, " " good.

    4.6, hit apply - computer shuts down. Never to post again. A wave of sadness and self berating starts.

    I was bummed out as 4.5 is its turbo speed and I didn't expect it sweat a 100Mhz bump. But it did.


    After years of hearing "if you kill your CPU from overclocking you are out of luck.", I figured I just lost my 500 dollar investment. So Saturday morning with a slight hang over and depressed I go buy another one. I tell the guy at the store my sad story.

    He says 'Try to RMA it'. So with nothing to lose I open a ticket with Intel and truthfully tell them what happened.

    One question from them, "how would you like us to ship it to you?". wow !!!



    but wait there is more! :)


    There has been a problem in the neighborhood with delivery packages going missing. I asked UPS to "place package in blue box on porch", where it would be 'hidden'. I get the 'delivered' notice. Get home at 7ish, no package!! My heart sinks.


    But wait, I have a dropcam on my porch! I'll have video of the thief! Go to look at the video and its all black!!! WTF? camera is off line. Its been online for 3 years or more... Discover at 3:30 that morning is when it went off line, my kids cat yanked the power cord from the wall!! bad kitty! what perfectly bad timing!

    I open an investigation with UPS..

    9 PM I get a text from my neighbor (3 houses down!!) " I picked up a package from your porch today, its here if you want it."


    whew!!!!


    the end. ;)


    Just have to say that was the easiest RMA I've done in a long time. Its as if they didn't care what happened to it. "if it is a boxed cpu and not an oem, you are good for return.". Thanks Intel!

    greg


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    Audio Stuttering Issues on Centos 7.3
    posted by Brynn MacPherson on Sept. 15, 2017, 6:54 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Hey there folks,

    I've run into an odd issue, and i'm hoping someone has come across it before or might be able to point me in the right direction.

    I was running tests with artists using Centos 7.3, and my users kept reporting audio "stuttering" issues in VLC. Audio would stop, but the video would keep playing, and then it would suddenly play sped up audio like it was trying to "catch up" with the video stream.

    After a bunch of investigation, I was never able to pin down the root cause. In fact, i'm having difficulty reproducing it in a lab. There didn't seem to be any corrolation between applications open and experiencing the issue.

    The conclusion I reached at the time, was that it might be something fixed by going to Fedora 25. It was something our team was considering anyway, so this just seemed to be a push in that direction. Switched to Fedora - low and behold, problem solved.

    However, bugs in Fedora have me re-examining this issue and looking a little longingly back at Centos. The problems i've run into with Fedora are basically an object lesson in "this is why you pick a stable OS for your production workflow"

    Anyone have any experience with issues in this sphere?

    Thanks!

    -B

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    Hey there folks,

    I've run into an odd issue, and i'm hoping someone has come across it before or might be able to point me in the right direction.

    I was running tests with artists using Centos 7.3, and my users kept reporting audio "stuttering" issues in VLC. Audio would stop, but the video would keep playing, and then it would suddenly play sped up audio like it was trying to "catch up" with the video stream.

    After a bunch of investigation, I was never able to pin down the root cause. In fact, i'm having difficulty reproducing it in a lab. There didn't seem to be any corrolation between applications open and experiencing the issue.

    The conclusion I reached at the time, was that it might be something fixed by going to Fedora 25. It was something our team was considering anyway, so this just seemed to be a push in that direction. Switched to Fedora - low and behold, problem solved.

    However, bugs in Fedora have me re-examining this issue and looking a little longingly back at Centos. The problems i've run into with Fedora are basically an object lesson in "this is why you pick a stable OS for your production workflow"

    Anyone have any experience with issues in this sphere?

    Thanks!

    -B


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  • 09/15/17--20:20: DHCP or Static?
  • DHCP or Static?
    posted by Oliver Timm on Sept. 15, 2017, 11:20 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Is this a forgone conclusion? I am in design phase for a small to medium facility. 1 site 100+ users, 1 site 30+ users. Ive been involved on the server side infrastructure level primarily and have always done static assignment. Though I know in larger environments the desktop workstation side is all done DHCP. What are people doing these days? If its all DHCP - What or How are you doing clever things exactly? Reservations and or lease times? Hmmmmm. Curious. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Is this a forgone conclusion? I am in design phase for a small to medium facility. 1 site 100+ users, 1 site 30+ users. Ive been involved on the server side infrastructure level primarily and have always done static assignment. Though I know in larger environments the desktop workstation side is all done DHCP. What are people doing these days? If its all DHCP - What or How are you doing clever things exactly? Reservations and or lease times? Hmmmmm. Curious. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 09/18/17--12:10: rendering in the cloud(s)
  • rendering in the cloud(s)
    posted by Greg Dickie on Sept. 18, 2017, 3:10 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi,

    Sorry if this is a FAQ but I don't recall seeing it. Has anyone had any practical experience sending renders out the the cloud? Google or AWS or other? Mostly from a Thinkbox Deadline perpective?

    any gotchas?

    Thanks,
    Greg

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    Hi,

    Sorry if this is a FAQ but I don't recall seeing it. Has anyone had any practical experience sending renders out the the cloud? Google or AWS or other? Mostly from a Thinkbox Deadline perpective?

    any gotchas?

    Thanks,
    Greg

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    Greg Dickie
    just a guy
    514-983-5400

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  • 09/19/17--11:50: Goodbye Final Cut Studio
  • Goodbye Final Cut Studio
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Sept. 19, 2017, 2:50 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Missed that when it came out, but apparently macOS 12.13 aka High Sierra drives the last nail in the Final Cut Studio coffin: https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/28/final-cut-pro-7-wont-launch-macos-high-sierra/ Fortunately we haven't had a call for FCP in a while, these days it's all Premiere / Avid. JF To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Missed that when it came out, but apparently macOS 12.13 aka High Sierra drives the last nail in the Final Cut Studio coffin: https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/28/final-cut-pro-7-wont-launch-macos-high-sierra/ Fortunately we haven't had a call for FCP in a while, these days it's all Premiere / Avid. JF To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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