Description

Used for storage, signal processing and analyses of psychophysiological data, primarily MRI data. I originally used a GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Xtreme motherboard but the TR4 socket pins bent during installation. I believe this resulted from a flawed CPU socket and not an installation mistake; the Foxconn TR4 socket was flimsy and very hard to secure after closing. I discovered the bent socket pins after hours of troubleshooting poor RAM performance (only 3 sticks were recognized at a time and two slots appeared dead). Nonetheless, Amazon worked with me and provided a partial refund, which was enough to purchase a ASRock X399 Taichi motherboard, which was a breeze to install and has given me zero problems so far. Although, admittedly, I've use this workstation for any demanding work yet.

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on the SSD, which is my primary OS, and Windows 10 on the SATA for occasional MS Office use and for use with statistical packages that don't run very well on Linux (e.g., SPSS) or aren't available on Linux (e.g., AMOS). I've thus far installed NeuroDebian(http://neuro.debian.net/) and all packages run smoothly. I can't wait to try out parallelization with AFNI's. I was unable to run the most recent version of MRIcroGL due to my GPU's use of the newer OpenGL (4.4); the current MRIcroGL appears to only run on OpenGL 3.3 but I, for some reason, was able to successfully run an older version of MRIcroGL and MRIcron.

I plan to update my description after I've had a chance to works with some MRI data and have a better idea about how well I am able to take advantage of the multicore CPU. Sorry for the bad pic. It's all I have right now. I'll post something a little nicer after I up my zip tie game.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

16 cores for $670? dang, epic

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

ye threadripper prices have gone down since ryzen 3000 came out

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The included tension torx driver in the Threadripper box is EXTREMELY important to not bend pins on Threadripper. Using any other Torx driver, the risk of overtension is FAR too high.

As you don't really need anything more graphically intensive, I suggest a lightweight desktop environment so resources aren't wasted on rendering GNOME.

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