Description

For training deep learning models and heating my office. Puts out ~850W of heat under full load.

Gradually grew from 2x16GB RAM to 8x16GB and then 7x16GB when a friend needed RAM for his build.

PSU upgraded from 750W -> 1200W to accommodate three video cards for extra CUDA fun.

The name is because I have been using the same Arch Linux installation for 8 years, transplanting it into each of my successive machines. The original machine's hostname was behemoth, and I never felt like changing it.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

How many cats per second?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Since cats per second isn't a standard unit yet (sadly), I'll tell you that I'm currently working on an image classification problem with about 18,000 augmented training examples, and if I stick them in the GTX 1080 Ti's memory, I can train ResNet-18 about 1 epoch every 2 seconds. This gets me to ~96% hold-out set accuracy in one minute.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very nice space heater. How are the memory channels affected by the missing module? Does it still run in quad-channel?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Actually I never thought to check until now, but dmidecode indicates it's still running in quad channel.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

how well are the blowers working?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

They move a ton of air. There are two 140mm intake fans on the front, two exhaust fans on the top radiator, and one exhaust fan in the back, plus the 3 GPU exhaust fans. The case sits off the ground and has an air filter in the bottom, and the resulting stack effect sucks a lot of cold air off the floor, through the radiator and up into the room.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for that, as blowers are oftten cheeper and some youtubers say they aren't any good

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

How well does it work for gaming?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I occasionally play Destiny 2 on it with the highest graphics settings at 2560x1600, and I don't think I've ever dropped below 60 FPS. But I never really intended it to be a gaming machine, so never ran any game benchmarks on it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

So clean

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

cool setup

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I assure you I didn't pay that much for those parts :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Keep feedback polite and constructive.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just put in the real numbers. All the parts were sourced between September 2018 and February 2019, so differ somewhat from current prices.