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I built Lambda's 4-GPU deep learning rig for $4000 cheaper (curtisnorthcutt.com)
7 points by cgn on April 17, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

Hi hackers!

This is a follow-up to the previous post "I built Lambda's $12,500 deep learning rig for $6200" which had around 480 upvotes on Reddit. That previous build had only 3-GPUs and took some shortcuts. In response to the hundreds of comments on that post, including comments by the CEO of Lambda Labs, I built and tested multiple 4-GPU rigs. I'm back to share a near-perfect 4-GPU deep learning rig with the highest performance and reliability, no thermal throttling, and lowest cost. This build is nearly identical to Lambda's 4-GPU workstation, but costs around $4000 cheaper. Happy building!

Very nice build indeed! I was comparing it with Lambdas build and it's pretty good on comparison, any thoughts on the Threadripper vs Intel? Also regarding the PSU, I've seen some pretty nasty reviews on that one (https://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-HERCULES-1600-Continuous-Has...). How did yours perform so far?

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