Workstation Upgrades

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This is no longer a workstation upgrade discussion, it was decided that for our goals it made much more sense to approach this with a fresh perspective and test new technology for the cando pipeline, this will be documented at Hadoop/GPU Cluster.

With a surplus of mini towers from the early fp farm members, we can re-purpose a few or these as reconditioned workstations.


There are a few projects that could benefit from GPU processing, so whatever upgrade path we take we ought to make sure the new workstations have suitable ATI graphics cards.

Proposed hardware:

  • mother board: Asus M4N68T-M V2 ($80)
  • CPU AMD X6 1090T ($230)
  • 4GB RAM ($60)
  • 1x2TB drive ($100)
  • Radeon HD 5670 512MB ($85) <-- I don't know if this will work for any GPU processing, need more opinions
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