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  • Computex 2024 Coverage Part 2: Massive Racks and Small Memory


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 30:33

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    Originally recorded June 2024

    Show Notes

    Team Group
    Teamgroup was showing off their line of AI ready memory called T-Create.  These modules have similar specs when compared to gaming and desktop memory but featured lower profile heatsinks and very elegant design that didn’t require any fancy lights.

    Their gaming and desktop memory were separated into a version without lights and very decorative heatsink and a version with lights featuring a holographic light bar.

    Something that got our attention was the number of PCI Express 5.0 M.2 NVME SSD Coolers including one that was a full AIO watercooler.

    Cougar was showing a new line of gaming chairs that were rather comply.

    While we associate gaming chairs with the racing chair form factor there is something to be said for having a chair with soft padding which can be fully reclined.

    Famous for their overclocking competition, non-asian booth babes, case mods and the focus on performance memory applications.

    MSI had an amazing display of products during Computex 2024 and in most ways, I would say that MSI was by far one of the most complete covering every marketable segment and with completely new products on display.

    First was a Project Zero motherboard with CAMM2 memory followed by a new watercooled graphics card concept to keep the AIO completely self-contained.

    One of my favorite hardware vendors is SilverStone, not because they are the biggest or have the best products but rather because they always release original designs.  Sadly, they missed out on the “corner office” chassis craze but, they are making up for it in the Enterprise space with ready to build rackmountable server cases that can be used for AI workloads, private AI systems, SAN Storage Servers and general-purpose application servers.

    One of my favorites was this 4U server that was converted to live outside the data center and resemble a vertical tower while still holding Enterprise Ready hardware including multi-GPU AI compute systems.

    Many one of the most insane server cases is this rack mounted chassis designed to hold up to 8 GPUs, multiple storage options and AI ready motherboard. 

    Not only is the system super compact but makes for an efficient use of space while still accomplishing the needs of private AI cloud providers.

    Related Links
    Enterprise Grade AI Hardware from SilverStone at Computex
    MSI Project Zero Supporting CAMM2 Memory at Computex

    Episode 160 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)