Workstation HP z600

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ddale81
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Workstation HP z600

Post by ddale81 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:32 pm

Good morning, I ask for information about hardware for UEMS implementation. I'm willing to buy:

WORKSTATION HP Z600
DUAL INTEL XEON SIX CORE X5650 2,66 GHz
16 GB DDR3
500 GB

I have read that for some cpu there are problems to run UEMS, this configuration may be fine or it is not compatible with UEMS implementation.
Thank you

Alessio

meteoadriatic
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Re: Workstation HP z600

Post by meteoadriatic » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:25 pm

It is Westmere architecture without AVX. I'm not sure if UEMS executable builds still support those. If nobody knows here, I would advice to ask Robert Rozumalski, bacause I suspect there is big chance they do not. However I also would advise purchasing something newer (=faster). This server will draw too much energy and be very inefficient in running WRF for such cost.

ddale81
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Re: Workstation HP z600

Post by ddale81 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:44 am

Ok, looking at something new, an I7 8700 with 16 GB ram ddr4 2666 could be better?
Can you recommend me another CPU? Ryzen 7 2700?

alfe
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Re: Workstation HP z600

Post by alfe » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:03 am

Hello ddale,
here is my system config and it works really well.
System Information for ubuntu

System Date : Sun Feb 10 10:56:59 2019
System Hostname : ubuntu
System Address : None available

System OS : Linux
Linux Distribution : Ubuntu 18.10
OS Kernel : 4.18.0-15-generic
Kernel Type : 0-15-generic

Network Interface Information for ubuntu

Network Interface : ens33
Interface Address : 192.168.227.133
Address Resolves to : ubuntu
Interface State : Up

Network Interface : lo
Interface Address : 127.0.0.1
Address Resolves to : localhost
Interface State : Up

Processor and Memory Information for ubuntu

CPU Name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8086K CPU @ 4.00GHz
CPU Microarchitecture : Haswell
CPU Type : x86_64
CPU Speed : 4.008 MHz

UEMS Determined Processor Count
Sockets : 1
Cores per Socket : 6
Total Cores : 6

UEMS.profile Specified Processor Count
Sockets : 1
Cores per Socket : 6
Total Cores : 6

Hyper-Threading : Off

System Memory : 25 Gbytes

UEMS User Information for alain on ubuntu

Home Directory : /home/alain
User ID : 1000 (alain)
Group ID : 1000 (alain)
Home Directory Mount : Local
User Shell : /bin/bash
Shell Login Files : .bash_profile

UEMS Installation Information for ubuntu

UEMS Home Directory : /home/alain/uems
UEMS User ID : 1000 (alain)
UEMS Group ID : 1000 (alain)
UEMS Home Mount : Local
UEMS Binaries : x64
UEMS Release : 18.12.1
UEMS WRF Release : 3.9.1

UEMS Run Directory : /home/alain/uems/runs
UEMS Run Dir User ID : 1000 (alain)
UEMS Run Dir Group ID : 1000 (alain)
UEMS Run Dir Mount : Local

Run Dir Total Space : 294.29 Gb
Run Dir Space Used : 104.51 Gb
Run Dir Avail Space : 174.75 Gb
In addition, I must say that I have DDR4 memory

ddale81
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Re: Workstation HP z600

Post by ddale81 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:14 pm

alfe wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:03 am
Hello ddale,
here is my system config and it works really well.
System Information for ubuntu

System Date : Sun Feb 10 10:56:59 2019
System Hostname : ubuntu
System Address : None available

System OS : Linux
Linux Distribution : Ubuntu 18.10
OS Kernel : 4.18.0-15-generic
Kernel Type : 0-15-generic

Network Interface Information for ubuntu

Network Interface : ens33
Interface Address : 192.168.227.133
Address Resolves to : ubuntu
Interface State : Up

Network Interface : lo
Interface Address : 127.0.0.1
Address Resolves to : localhost
Interface State : Up

Processor and Memory Information for ubuntu

CPU Name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8086K CPU @ 4.00GHz
CPU Microarchitecture : Haswell
CPU Type : x86_64
CPU Speed : 4.008 MHz

UEMS Determined Processor Count
Sockets : 1
Cores per Socket : 6
Total Cores : 6

UEMS.profile Specified Processor Count
Sockets : 1
Cores per Socket : 6
Total Cores : 6

Hyper-Threading : Off

System Memory : 25 Gbytes

UEMS User Information for alain on ubuntu

Home Directory : /home/alain
User ID : 1000 (alain)
Group ID : 1000 (alain)
Home Directory Mount : Local
User Shell : /bin/bash
Shell Login Files : .bash_profile

UEMS Installation Information for ubuntu

UEMS Home Directory : /home/alain/uems
UEMS User ID : 1000 (alain)
UEMS Group ID : 1000 (alain)
UEMS Home Mount : Local
UEMS Binaries : x64
UEMS Release : 18.12.1
UEMS WRF Release : 3.9.1

UEMS Run Directory : /home/alain/uems/runs
UEMS Run Dir User ID : 1000 (alain)
UEMS Run Dir Group ID : 1000 (alain)
UEMS Run Dir Mount : Local

Run Dir Total Space : 294.29 Gb
Run Dir Space Used : 104.51 Gb
Run Dir Avail Space : 174.75 Gb
In addition, I must say that I have DDR4 memory
Thanks for the info.
Consequently an 8th generation I7 gives me both energy savings and performance.
That said I will buy the7 8700 or 8700k to run UEMS considering the quality ratio
price.
Ubuntu 18.04 will be the next to be installed as soon as the components arrive.

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