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#3840743 Help me build a new computer

Posted Pharaun on 26 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

View PostJewpaci, on 25 January 2013 - 10:58 AM, said:

Yeah but how will it affect stuff that's I/O bound
It makes it 100-1000x faster?  SSD access time is orders of magnitude faster than HDD, and read bandwidth is also orders of magnitude higher.  It's an insane improvement.  Disk has not been getting much faster for decades, while CPU, cache, and to a lesser extent memory have all been speeding up a lot.  That means that if you do anything I/O bound, you essentially have to wait for infinity from the CPU's perspective.

Time scale, in CPU clocks (off by a factor of 2 or 4 or w/e):

1 CPU clock
1 register access
1-2 L1 cache
8+ other cache
60+ DRAM access
15000000+ HDD access
100000000+ network access (varies a lot)

That last jump really fucks up programs if you have to read from disk a lot.  So if you're doing heavy duty video or audio editing, compiling a lot of code, or really doing anything that has to read shit from disk, it's WAYY nicer to use an SSD, because you get this instead:


1 CPU clock
1 register access
1-2 L1 cache
8+ other cache
60+ DRAM access
65000 SSD access
15000000+ HDD access
100000000+ network access (varies a lot)

So instead of having to wait for 15 million cycles for shit to come back, you only have to wait for 65 thousand.

In real terms, that means instead of having to wait for your video editing program to read & write shit from disk, it's just there already.




But that's a big if, because when your only I/O bound operations are "start my computer" and "load game X", then that's not saving you a lot of time.


#3839698 SHUT THE FUCK UP NORDMO

Posted Cooldown on 23 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

View PostJewpaci, on 23 January 2013 - 12:11 PM, said:

2 zoom ins huh shadowfriend cheers I like being treated like a fucking child maybe you should've done a 3rd onto just the chang bit

the point was that he spelled amedmet wrong.


#3840436 Help me build a new computer

Posted Ragequit on 25 January 2013 - 02:52 AM

View PostWindwalk, on 24 January 2013 - 05:44 PM, said:

dont ask ragequit he set his motherboard on fire or somethign
there literally was a flame in my computer


#3840283 Help me build a new computer

Posted Windwalk on 24 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

dont ask ragequit he set his motherboard on fire or somethign


#3840264 Help me build a new computer

Posted faction on 24 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

prove me wrong?


#3838898 SHUT THE FUCK UP NORDMO

Posted Arete on 22 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

this is like the third alex jones thing i've watched in my entire life, but its amazing




#3839064 SHUT THE FUCK UP NORDMO

Posted Insight on 22 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

"globalists have developed a very, very sophisticated softkill, incremental ambient genetic armageddon takeover system"

brilliant


#3838905 rant roomers goin big

Posted faction on 22 January 2013 - 01:56 AM

View Postgagegg, on 21 January 2013 - 09:40 PM, said:

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yep thats him, jason lake

hes "coljake" in firefall

he spam queues the newbie bracket (basically like remaking a lvl 1 account over and over in LoL) in firefall beating up on noobs and sometimes he gets matched against real players, feeds really hard, and has an emotional breakdown in chat

he also gets really fucking angry if you call him "colonel jake"

thats all he does btw, like hes on 24/7 smurfing against new players in a extremely small closed beta thats not an exaggeration.  every time i play, hes there


#3838780 rant roomers goin big

Posted faction on 21 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

View PostCanas!, on 20 January 2013 - 11:37 AM, said:

I'm pretty sure complexity said in some interview that they watched a lot of replays as a team in preparation for TI2 and they were one of two western teams that didn't get completely wrecked so idk

u realize the owner of complexity is a 50 year old lonely single man who runs the team out of his own pocket so that he can feel like he has a family

source: he plays firefall, i play against him all the time and he routinely bleeds his heart out to anyone who'll listen.  they don't have coaches for any of their teams, he purely pays travel costs and otherwise they have no interaction


#3838239 Facebook big brother

Posted stcolbert on 20 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

View PostPharaun, on 20 January 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:

I'm gonna
Yea, if Facebook's ads platform was this good, they would not be having as much difficulty generating ad revenue as they are.  Sorry to disappoint.
Hinting at Google being the actual catalyst to the new Orwellian age.


#3837291 [IRL] Official OT IRL Picture's

Posted Zaephyr on 18 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

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#3837540 rant roomers goin big

Posted faction on 19 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

View PostCooldown, on 18 January 2013 - 03:14 AM, said:

i actually thought you were just satirizing insight, please dont tell me youtubes dulled your trolling this much faction
i used to get paid $300 a week to play socce rpretyt sure i know what im talkin about bub.


#3836411 rant roomers goin big

Posted faction on 17 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

View PostCooldown, on 16 January 2013 - 04:16 PM, said:

as someone who watched every single bc pvp video released im surprised youre bashing film study faction
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im wondering if u actually think that ppl spend hours studying their opponents or if the coach tells them in training "ok x likes to hit the ball past people so watch out for that"


#3836715 disgraced british journalist gets attacked my psychotic texan

Posted Sykeasaurus on 17 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

anyone else hate these threads? let me know if you feel me

shout outs, quotes, rep -- it all works

just holla if you get me


#3834656 ALL uptoke my video

Posted Arete on 13 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

I liked your vids better when you didnt read from a script... un subed




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