- Machine learning (neural networks)
- Scientific computation
- Software development
- As a vehicle for developing hardware erudition
An overall great "value" build. Super responsive and able handle a myriad of tasks (usually simultaneously). Once Mac OS GTX 1080 drivers are available, I plan to make this a triple-boot hackintosh.
NOTE: The SuperMicro X9DR3-LN4F+ motherboard kept crashing under Ubuntu, so I ended up switching back to the Intel S2600CP2J.
The comments below apply to the version of this build that used the SuperMicro X9DR3-LN4F+ board.
If I ever have a need for 1.5 TB RAM or multiple GPUs (four full-bandwidth PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots), the options are there.
- Standoffs align with only six of the board's mounting points, and all are located on the lower half of the board.
- The board just BARELY fits, with less than an inch of clearance from the top of the case.
- Enabling the C1E state would cause intermittent black-screen resets (BIOS Rev. 3).
- The case's PWM fan hub was inoperable with the board, the case fans had to be plugged directly into the board (it previously worked with an Intel S2600CP2J motherboard).
- No BIOS fan control, must use IPMI to modulate thermal regulation (as far as I know).