Trouble With Tron Nibbles
Yes, four bits is a nibble . . . just go ahead and look it up if you don't believe me. The trouble is there isn't even a nibble available in Tron. The universe refuses to boot in the Kingdom of Kingston DRAM:
Unfortunately, progress has halted until replacement memory arrives. It's my own fault, really, since I ignored the motherboard's compatibility list initially, so this time I selected approved part numbers from their favorite memory supplier: Samsung.
In the spirit of making lemonade from lemon-like situations, and since 32GB is pushing when all four UNIX VMs are running along with the Adobe capture/encoding tasks, I decided to increase total memory capacity to 64GB. After also reviewing the Sandy Bridge architecture, I realized the latest Xeon memory controller needs all four channels populated to attain maximum bandwidth, so I returned both Kingston 16GB sticks and decided to fully populate all eight channels with 8GB Samsung server memory, bringing the system total to 64GB.
At this point, thread/CPU saturation should arise before available memory presents an issue, even when every VM and video task is running simultaneously.Edited by SonicAgamemnon - 1/23/13 at 12:32pm