This is a short video showing the process of installing an Intel Core i7 3930K Hexacore CPU on an ASUS Sabertooth X79 Socket 2011 Motherboard.
This is just one of a series of videos showing the developments of an Extreme Gaming PC Build within a Cosmos 2 Ultra Tower PC Case. This is one of two videos recorded at different angles showing the process. On a number of occasions during the year I visit various secondary schools to give a series of workshops on the likes of Xbox Programming, Computer Networking and of course Building a PC. Hence these videos should prove useful for the Build a PC workshops.
The following video is showing an alternative angle on the CPU installation process.
As the title says the following is an unboxing video of the Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler system. It’s a double rad with two 120mm fans. It comes as a sealed unit, so no need to change out the liquid coolant.
Unboxing video of the Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Processor, towards the end it is also compared with an Intel P166 Processor from 15/16 years ago. As can be seen the overall footprint / surface area hasn’t changed that much and in the case of the i7 3930K I have heard of many people saying that it is quite large in size, especially in comparisson to the 2600K. If you are wondering what CPU you should purchase yourself then take a look at http://www.cpubenchmark.net additional information about the processor may be found on Intel’s website.
Warehouse-size supercomputers costing $1 million to $100 million can seem as distant from ordinary laptops and tablets as Greek immortals on Mount Olympus. Yet the next great leap in supercomputing could not only transform U.S. science and innovation, but also put much more computing power in the hands of consumers.
The next generation of "exascale" supercomputers could carry out 1 billion billion calculations per second — 1,000 times better than the most powerful supercomputers today.
It is always interesting to see the balance between the cost of electrical energy versus the amount of compute power than can be achieved. For many years we have seen the clock speeds of CPU's increase rapidly, though this has reduced somewhat in recent times in favour of the multi-core architecture, where we can make use of a number of low power consumption cores to effect the same result, with significant power savings. The higher clock speed we go the greater the demand on electrical power, we are now approaching an impasse where energy costs are now the main driving force behind supercomputer installations. GPU's have become a very popular high performance computing tool in over the past few years with their move to multicore architectures on the scale of 512 cores and upwards. It is now becoming a question a balance between CPU and GPU computing. We are now living in a world surrounded by low energy consumption mobile devices, many of the processors are moving into the Gigahertz range, and dual / quad-core phones / tables are becoming the norm. Can the computation power of these be somehow harnessed for scientific purposes whilst they are charging. When you think about it all those billions of mobile devices around the world just sitting there using just a fraction of their actual capabilities - is it an untouched computational resource just waiting to be discovered.