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Mostly PHP+MySQL development and some test environments. In answer to your previous post, yes, I do leave my PCs on 24/7 and I do have a UPS for back-up. However, strongly considering upgrading the current UPS (CyberPower 1500 PFC) to something a bit more robust (SURTA1500XLJ + SURTA48XLBPJ extended batteries) to give sufficient time for array rebuilds (UPS also powers my 12TB unRAID server).

Is there an english equivalent to the terms you used? I see it's a database thing, but what kinds of tests? I'm asking because I hear talk of crazy computers or unique components used for testing and it interests me as to what kinds of work they're specifically used for. like bridge or skyscraper stress testing models, something along the lines of folding, large medical databases and testing...etc...

Now those quad-processor units, i'm also curious what people use those for, just servers or does anybody need that kind of processing for other things?
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Mostly PHP+MySQL development and some test environments. In answer to your previous post, yes, I do leave my PCs on 24/7 and I do have a UPS for back-up. However, strongly considering upgrading the current UPS (CyberPower 1500 PFC) to something a bit more robust (SURTA1500XLJ + SURTA48XLBPJ extended batteries) to give sufficient time for array rebuilds (UPS also powers my 12TB unRAID server).

Is there an english equivalent to the terms you used? I see it's a database thing, but what kinds of tests? I'm asking because I hear talk of crazy computers or unique components used for testing and it interests me as to what kinds of work they're specifically used for. like bridge or skyscraper stress testing models, something along the lines of folding, large medical databases and testing...etc...

Now those quad-processor units, i'm also curious what people use those for, just servers or does anybody need that kind of processing for other things?

 

I'm not sure about him, but I set up multiple VM's for testing code on different platforms when coding applications.  I can only guess that he is testing the PHP+MySQL and how well it can handle connections and queries from multiple locations as emulated by the multiple VM's.  Also you can test database replication, back-up to other machines, and the affect of having databases on different machines than the one running the PHP.

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Is there an english equivalent to the terms you used? I see it's a database thing, but what kinds of tests? I'm asking because I hear talk of crazy computers or unique components used for testing and it interests me as to what kinds of work they're specifically used for. like bridge or skyscraper stress testing models, something along the lines of folding, large medical databases and testing...etc...

Now those quad-processor units, i'm also curious what people use those for, just servers or does anybody need that kind of processing for other things?

Nah, nothing that exciting. Mostly just do it for fun and personal learning. The VM/servers are just accessible via LAN. Typically, I'm usually the only client so the connection's not being stressed or anything (although I do use multiple devices). I just have no patience to speak of and tend to do some weird CPU- and RAM-heavy stuff so I'd prefer to work with decent hardware. It's not like hardware's cost prohibitive nowadays. You can build veritable powerhouses for $1,000 or so. Basically, what other people spend in GPU, I tend to spend in storage (both SSD and HDD) and RAM. Lol, even my go to case is a cheap Rosewill mATX Mini-Tower since I like how compact it is. wink.gif

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  • RAM: 4x Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600, $150
  • OS: Intel 330 240GB, $140
  • Data: 2x Samsung 830 128GB, $170
  • Data: WD Green 2TB WD20EARX, $100
  • TOTAL: $990

As for the testing stuff, testing different Linux distros as well as various PHP+MySQL packages and set-ups, etc.
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I'm not sure about him, but I set up multiple VM's for testing code on different platforms when coding applications.  I can only guess that he is testing the PHP+MySQL and how well it can handle connections and queries from multiple locations as emulated by the multiple VM's.  Also you can test database replication, back-up to other machines, and the affect of having databases on different machines than the one running the PHP.

Oh cool that makes sense. smile.gif
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Nah, nothing that exciting. Mostly just do it for fun and personal learning. The VM/servers are just accessible via LAN. Typically, I'm usually the only client so the connection's not being stressed or anything (although I do use multiple devices). I just have no patience to speak of and tend to do some weird CPU- and RAM-heavy stuff so I'd prefer to work with decent hardware. It's not like hardware's cost prohibitive nowadays. You can build veritable powerhouses for $1,000 or so. Basically, what other people spend in GPU, I tend to spend in storage (both SSD and HDD) and RAM. Lol, even my go to case is a cheap Rosewill mATX Mini-Tower since I like how compact it is. wink.gif
Parts list of my latest PC (still need to build):
  • Case: Rosewill P101-P-BK, $25
  • PSU: Antec Neo 620C, $45
  • MB: ASUS P8Z77-M PRO, $150
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz, $210
  • RAM: 4x Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600, $150
  • OS: Intel 330 240GB, $140
  • Data: 2x Samsung 830 128GB, $170
  • Data: WD Green 2TB WD20EARX, $100
  • TOTAL: $990
As for the testing stuff, testing different Linux distros as well as various PHP+MySQL packages and set-ups, etc.

thanks for the reply. smile.gif Nice to know someone else spent money everywhere but on a GPU.smile.gif
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I'm sure everyone has access to this resource:
http://www.radeonramdisk.com/

It seems like a very well applied item for tech challenged peeps like me....
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I have a question:
What's the point of making your ram disk a scratch disk for ps? Doesen't Ps utilize the scratch disk when it's out of memory? Why divide up the available memory like that when you could just as well...just not do it? confused.gif
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I'm sure everyone has access to this resource:
http://www.radeonramdisk.com/
It seems like a very well applied item for tech challenged peeps like me....
wheee.gif

Nice I haven't seen that mentioned before, it is however limited to 4gb or 6gb with AMD memory... I wish there was a freebie that was "easy" that would allow more than 4gb! I'm going to tough it out and download imdisk though, I'm only using 39% of my 32gb including a 4gb ramdisk; time to ramp it up!

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I have a question:
What's the point of making your ram disk a scratch disk for ps? Doesen't Ps utilize the scratch disk when it's out of memory? Why divide up the available memory like that when you could just as well...just not do it? confused.gif

From what I understand, photoshop uses ram but ALSO has a scratch disk for things like history states, storing large files for quicker switching between projects, layers...etc....

Here's the information page on Adobe's site, lots of good info right from the source: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/optimize-performance-photoshop-cs4-cs5.html
Edited by Figit090 - 10/12/12 at 8:52pm
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Holy molly! Here is mine now to setup something in this lil piece of speed of light... smile.gif

What about for example, adding just cache of games, is that possible or u need to install the full game into de Ramdisk?


Thanks for the guide

EDIT: Added, I already moved the cache files from FIREFOX, I just have one doubt the NOTE: Clear private data at shutdown disables cache to disk. Is this only done if I clear it manually, or its an auto option already set in firefox that I need to UNABLE?

+ What is the set up that I should give to PHOTOSHOP to use the RAMDISK as the cache disk? biggrin.gif once again, great guide smile.gif
+ Is there anyway to test that the RAMDISK its already being using with the FIREFOX cache? any sign?
Edited by Overclocker.Monster - 10/13/12 at 10:38am
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+ Is there anyway to test that the RAMDISK its already being using with the FIREFOX cache? any sign?
Just check the appropriate folder on the ramdisk for newly created files.
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Just check the appropriate folder on the ramdisk for newly created files.

I've just configured the root one without a folder and I can't see a thing there, its clean like new, there is only few TEMP files from windows... just that frown.gif
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