Posted by Jeff Condon on October 21, 2009
Computers are getting pretty powerful these days. I just ordered a video card with 192 separate processors on it. In my company we do a bunch of raytracing which is a form of calculation for optics design. We write our own software so it will allow us to cram huge numbers of rays through different designs. My work computer just completely died. It was 3 ish years old and it was a motherboard or CPU that went so it means new computer. Honestly, I hate spending the money and the time involved in building another but this is what we chose.
1 MEM 2Gx3|KST KHX2000C9D3T1K3/6GX R – Retail
2 HD 640G|WD WD6401AALS % – OEM
1 CASE CM|RC-690-KKN1-GP BK RT – Retail
1 MB ASUS M4A79XTD EVO 790X AM3 RT – OEM
1 CPU AMD|PH II X4 955 3.2G AM3 R – Retail
1 VGA GIGABYTE|GV-N26SO-896I GTX260 R – Retail
1 PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-650HX 650W RT – Retail
1 MICROSOFT OFFICE
1 MS VISTA BUSINESS X64 1PK COUPON % – OEM
In addition we bought a NEC 24″ monitor which will be nice for cad work. I’m most excited about working with massive parallel processing. We were forced to go with Vista. At least it comes with the Windows 7 um ….upgrade. I was still using 2000 professional and was probably one of the last 4 people on earth to switch from DOS but am now forced to change.