Originally Posted by sblantipodi
those are a server necessity, not a PC/workstation one.
I'm a web developer for big Telco company and I develop using a laptop, than I put my software on a server.
What's the point to have the DB on a Workstation? X299 is a Workstation platform, not a server one.
You have to get outside your own box (metaphorical). Not everyone works on the same sort of problems you do in the same way with the same tools and within a wide range, none of them are "wrong".
So, um, ah, yeah, I do this on a "workstation"
I do this because I can do it faster, I can experiment, I can debug, I can change out hardware, I can add disk space or use technologies that are not presently deployable (either at my company or anywhere yet).
I put even bigger stuff (like regressions of all that nastiness) on to a compute grid as needed, but that sort of stuff is my "day to day" interactive design/test/debug sort of work.
Why would I need a big giant DB on a "workstation"? Because its not a big giant DB that serves 10's of thousands of people. It's a big giant DB that serves little old me (and maybe a few other people, but not even at the same time).
I have, frequently, purchased used "big iron" hardware to experiment locally. A computer is a computer, the only magic is the price (and proprietary connectors/drivers)... I have old Sun, Alpha, HPux, IBM, etc... stuff (or had and long since tossed in some cases). Often not the sort of things you play BF1 on, but still just computers.