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Emil Wallner on Building a Machine Learning Rig

Emil is a resident at the Google Arts & Culture Lab were he explores the intersection between art and machine learning. He recently built his own Machine Learning server, or rig, which costed him €25000. He wrote about it in his blog.

Outline

00:00 Intro

00:23 Building your own rig

06:11 The Nvidia GPU rder hack

15:51 Inside Emil’s rig

21:31 Motherboard

23:55 Cooling and datacenters

29:36 Deep Learning lessons from owning your hardware

36:20 Shared resources vs. personal GPUs

39:12 RAM, chassis and airflow

42:42 Amd, Apple, Arm and Nvidia

51:15 Tensorflow, TPUs, cloud minsdet, EleutherAI