Intel introduces new Kaby Lake Core i7 CPUs

Posted on March 3, 2017 by admin
7th Gen Intel Core i7 Now Available

All compatible Pogo Linux workstations can now be configured with Intel’s brand new 7th generation Core i7 processors (aka Kaby Lake). Iterating on their outstanding Skylake architecture, Intel has made a number of optimizations. Here is a quick rundown of features for these new processors. Improved 14 nm+ manufacturing process Faster clock speeds – up…

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VR is for Linux, too! (Ready to try it?)

Posted on March 3, 2017 by admin
VR is now running on Linux

With the recent beta release of Steam VR for Linux, lots of developers and gamers are eager to take the plunge into VR apps in the Linux environment. Naturally, the Pogo Engineering Team got right to work configuring it on test systems here at Pogo HQ. Interested in giving this a try yourself? Read on……

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NVMe – moving beyond the dark ages of storage

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Rachel B
Configure your Pogo Linux NVMe Server

For maximum IOPS and minimum latency without a ridiculous power bill, it’s time for a better host controller interface to your flash storage! Thanks to the NVMe™ (Non-Volatile Memory express) specification, flash devices can now use the speed and bandwidth of a PCIe connection, without incurring the overhead of emulating a SAS interface. The I/O…

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Is the NVIDIA Titan X up to the Challenges of Deep Learning?

Posted on September 9, 2016 by admin
NVIDIA Titan X with Pascal

NVIDIA has recently introduced the new TITAN X™, the biggest and most advanced GPU ever built. Blaise Pascal said, “Imagination decides everything.” This certainly applies to the hardware engineering team at NVIDIA. Not content with the already “irresponsible amount of performance” of their GTX 1080, they imagined breaking the 10 teraflops barrier for computing on a single chip….

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Go for the gold with Pogo’s champion mathletes

Posted on August 8, 2016 by admin
Pogo’s Champion Mathletes

As we approach the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, our competitive spirit has us thinking, “What if there was an Olympic event for mathematical number crunching?” If there were, these two new systems would be vying for gold. In the Workstation division, the Velocity Q58VL’s extreme integer-based processing would reign supreme. Meanwhile, the floating point capabilities of…

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