Originally Posted by terraprime
wouldnt those SSD crap out before a year with the amount of data your working with tho?
and depending on how long your sim takes i would say the extra 2-3% is well worth your time if the sim crashes due to a error and waste all that time. And overclocking it with out HT would prob net you a bigger Oc if temp is a problem I would suspect
To be honest ssd's crapping out is a bit of a concern, another reason why I want to move to raid arrays with some redundancy. If they die without losing data that's ok. The first work build used the x25-e's mainly because their lifetime was so long.
One thing I could do is a 2xSSD on the ICH10R as RAID1 for the OS + Swap, then development could go on 4xSSD in RAID10 on a HW raid card. I wouldn't need trim, because I can easily move the data to the slow backup array then do a full erase on the development array overnight and move it back again all overnight while I'm sleeping.
One thing I need to google is whether redhat's trim support will extend to a raid array. It's only supported in ext4, but if the hw raid array is formatted as ext4, does it matter that it's an array rather than a single drive?
As for ECC, the "shortest long" thing I run is 30 minutes, but I run a lot of them, the longest thing I run takes about 4 hours, but I run it rarely. Tool crashes normally happen about once a week, and I can't remember the last time it happened during a long run, normally it's something like using the menu bar and it produces a segmentation fault.
Anyone had any luck running the ECC memory much faster than the standard 1333? Presumeably I'd need to get some kind of heatsink on them.