I am building a new workstation to replace my 8 year old SGI. The new machine must be able to crunch video and images at lightning speed.
My present system is killing me as I have to wait hr's for it to batch process & render.
I use Adobe Premier Pro, CS5, Photoshop, Capture One and Media Pro as my database.
Before I get too involved in all the parts, I need to select the correct CPU.
I want to go for a dual configuration and I was looking at the following processors,
Dual CPU AMD Opteron 6274 Interlagos 2.2GHz 16MB L3 Cache Socket G34 115W 16-Core Server Processor OS6274WKTGGGUWOF
Dual CPU AMD Opteron 6220 Interlagos 3.0GHz 16MB L3 Cache Socket G34 115W 8-Core Server Processor OS6220WKT8GGUWOF
Feel free to recommend any processor that's not listed above.
My system will look as follows to give you an idea of what I want to archive.
C Drive - 250GB SSD
Scratch Drive - 250GB SSD
Memory- 64GB Min
Video - NVidia 580GTX, Quadro 6000, AMD 5870 ( These are the recommended cards from Capture One, Card must support OpenCL )
Raid - I want to set up 2 x 6TB raid 5/6 arrays.
The second raid set needs to mirror the first as a backup if its possible. Sounds like overkill, but its my total income stream, loose data - loose income.
As its running my database with Media Pro, it does not need to run at lightning speed.
Tricky Bit: As I spend a great amount of time on the road, I need to have access to the database via the web. Any thoughts on how to archive this !!!
My system is powered on 24/7 and I have an unlimited broadband account.
My budget for this build is up to $10K, don't want to spend that much, but I need a fast reliable system.
The new E5's easily beat the opterons in rendering. I would suggest the 2660.
On your drives setup, you have the two raids,C drive and a scratch disk but if the two raids are mirrors wheres your destination disk for your renders? You're gonna loose alot of speed reading and writing to the same drive/array