What to do with this workstation

Jack Bowling jbinpg at shaw.ca
Wed Mar 19 00:13:32 UTC 2008

On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 01:28:17PM -0400, Qiuli Han wrote:
> Hi gang,
> For some reason i got a workstation with 2 quad core intel  E5410 cpus and
> 8GB of FB-DIMM memory. It has only one PCI-E 16x slot, and the card on that
> slot is NVdia 8600GT with 256 DDR3 mem.
> I plan to install Ubuntu 7.10 64bit on it.
> The question is, with this box, what can I do with it?
> I am thinking of use it for graphic, animation or video editing, but i am
> not sure if the graphic card is good enough for doing it and is there any
> software i can use for these purpose.
> Fold at Home?
> any suggestions are welcomed ....

If you do a lot of 16-bit digital photo manipulation, the difference
between a 5-minute filter operation on a lesser machine and a 10-second
filter operation on yours would be enough to kill for...


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