[LAU] New Computer

Christopher Obbard chris at 64studio.com
Sat May 12 22:53:55 CEST 2018

It’s amazing how much Linux makes a computer fly....

Put Debian on my main PC today after running win10 for a few too many
months, took all of ten minutes and a couple of hours to set it up.!


On Sat, 12 May 2018 at 21:27, Will Godfrey <willgodfrey at musically.me.uk>

> Today I finally took delivery of a new computer for my music, to take the
> place
> of the old one that was showing real signs of stress. The new one is custom
> built by Scan (UK). It is in a 4U rackmount case and has an AMD Ryzen 5
> 1500X
> processor, on an ASUS motherboard and with a Radeon R5230 fanless graphics
> card.
> Audio I/O is via an M-Audio Mtrack 8, and MIDI via a Prodipe 4i/4o.
> That graphics card was a significant problem, as it was difficult to get
> hold of
> one, but it was worth the hassle.
> The machine arrived quite early this morning, extremely well packaged.
> They had
> even put bubble wrap inside for additional shock protection - with a very
> clear
> warning on the top! Looking inside it has been very neatly assembled, no
> random
> loose wires. I added a CDROM drive I already had, and a second SSD, both of
> these robbed from the older machine. The SSD has all my working project
> files
> on it.
> I installed devuan Linix 2.0.0 rc without any issues at all - no more
> inexplicable SystemD failures. I then built up the system with all my
> favourite
> programs. This was the most time consuming part of the install.
> And the performance? Stunning! The machine is totally silent. There wasn't
> so
> much as a whisper when maxing out all 8 cores compiling the latest
> Rosegarden
> image! One of my most complex projects had to run at 5.33mS Latency on the
> old
> machine, and I didn't dare touch anything while it was going. On the new
> one I
> can run it at 1.33mS, and shuffle various windows around without a single
> Xrun.
> --
> Will J Godfrey
> http://www.musically.me.uk
> Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
> Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
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