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    Talking Want this CAD workstaion

    I'm trying (and failing) to get my boss to let me buy one of these babies

    http://www.cad2.com/workstations/wsx208-tesla-psc.html

    Yummy.

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    The POWerrrrrr

    Looks awesome.

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    Odd that it's Core2 Extreme, rather than Core i7, based... if you're marketing something as a cutting edge solution you'd expect the latest processor class, surely...?

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    i'll buy you one OiD

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    Did you mention he can get the tax back on business purchases?


    That might help your argument slightly

    (drop in the ocean slightly, but slightly nonetheless)

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    I would wait for dual socket Nehalem, 16 theads 8 cores and will be about 30-50% faster than that workstation at same clock speed

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    Perhaps if you can do this to your boss and pc at work

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jKzX7wuLGo

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    Quote Originally Posted by Badbonji View Post
    I would wait for dual socket Nehalem, 16 theads 8 cores and will be about 30-50% faster than that workstation at same clock speed
    Can you imagine the price hike though? I don't even want to think about it


    That said, I don't think it would exactly be lacking in performance at any point, and if you are spending that much then whats a few more quid?

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    You can get a Dell system with a 4GB Video card and a Tesla card in it for around £10,000

    I'd love to see the 3D video modelling on a system like that

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    Quote Originally Posted by Badbonji View Post
    I would wait for dual socket Nehalem, 16 theads 8 cores and will be about 30-50% faster than that workstation at same clock speed
    No check the specs
    It's the 3 Tesla cards that are doing the majority of the work there.
    Tesla cards are basically a gpu (240streams) and a load of memory (4gb per card) but setup not to be able to do direct video outputting but purely other forms of multi-stream processing.

    Must say that's a hunky beast of a machine.
    What's the price tag?

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    Quote Originally Posted by madman045 View Post
    I'd love to see the 3D video modelling on a system like that
    that is EXACTLY what 0iD wants it for,.... to model every weld, bolt and screw in big monster machines....

    I offered him my ZX Spectrum, but it was only the 16k version and he turned me down... oh well

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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    Yeah, those wobbly expansion packs, cutting edge.

    But yes, for large scale ProE/Solid Works/CATIA parametreic models & FEA it'd be the dog's danglybits.
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    Re: Want this CAD workstaion

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    Yeah, those wobbly expansion packs, cutting edge.

    But yes, for large scale ProE/Solid Works/CATIA parametreic models & FEA it'd be the dog's danglybits.
    If that's the case, then why not save a bunch of cash and just wire up a bunch of dog's to your current rig?

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