Lenovo T440s

For sale: Lenovo T440s in very good condition. Battery life still decent (Approx 1.5hours)

Specs Below:

Machine Type Model:20ARA1N000

Intel Core i5-4210U Processor (1.70GHz)
1x128GB SSD
Windows 7 Professional 64
14.0in 1920×1080 Yes
Intel HD Graphics 4400
720p HD Camera
Media Card Reader
UltraNav (Multitouch)
Ericsson N5321 3G HSPA +
Bluetooth Version 4.0

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New Azure HPC and partner offerings at Supercomputing 19

For more than three decades, the researchers and practitioners that make up the high-performance computing (HPC) community will come together for their annual event. More than ten thousand strong in attendance, the global community will converge on Denver, Colorado to advance the state-of-the-art in HPC. The theme for Supercomputing ‘19 is “HPC is now” – a theme that resonates strongly with the Azure HPC team given the breakthrough capabilities we’ve been working to deliver to customers.

Azure is upending preconceptions of what the cloud can do for HPC by delivering supercomputer-grade technologies, innovative services, and performance that rivals or exceeds some of the most optimized on-premises deployments. We’re working to ensure Azure is paving the way for a new era of innovation, research, and productivity.

At the show, we’ll showcase Azure HPC and partner solutions, benchmarking white papers and customer case studies – here’s an overview of what we’re delivering.

  • Massive Scale MPI – Solve problems at the limits of your imagination, not the limits of other public cloud’s commodity network. Azure supports your tightly coupled workloads up to 80,000 cores per job featuring the latest HPC-grade CPUs and ultra-low latency InfiniBand hDR networking.
  • Accelerated Compute – Choose from the latest GPUs, field programmable gate array (FPGAs), and now IPUs for maximum performance and flexibility across your HPC, AI, and visualization workloads.
  • Apps and Services – Leverage advanced software and storage for every scenario: from hybrid cloud to cloud migration, from POCs to production, from optimized persistent deployments to agile environment reconfiguration. Azure HPC software has you covered.

Azure HPC unveils new offerings

  • The preview of new second gen AMD EPYC based HBv2 Azure Virtual Machines for HPC – HBv2 virtual machines (VMs) deliver supercomputer-class performance, message passing interface (MPI) scalability, and cost efficiency for a variety of real-world HPC workloads. HBv2 VMs feature 120 non-hyperthreaded CPU cores from the new AMD EPYC™ 7742 processor, up to 45 percent more memory bandwidth than x86 alternatives, and up to 4 teraFLOPS of double-precision compute. Leveraging the cloud’s first deployment of 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand from Mellanox, HBv2 VMs support up to 80,000 cores per MPI job to deliver workload scalability and performance that rivals some of the world’s largest and most powerful bare metal supercomputers. HBv2 is not just one of the most powerful HPC servers Azure has ever made, but also one of the most affordable. HBv2 VMs are available now.
  • The preview of new NVv4 Azure Virtual Machines for virtual desktops – NVv4 VMs enhance Azure’s portfolio of Windows Virtual Desktops with the introduction of the new AMD EPYC™ 7742 processor and the AMD RADEON INSTINCT™ MI25 GPUs. NVv4 gives customers more choice and flexibility by offering partitionable GPUs. Customers can select a virtual GPU size that is right for their workloads and price points, with as little as 2GB of dedicated GPU frame buffer for an entry-level desktop in the cloud, up to an entire MI25 GPU with 16GB of HBM2 memory to provide powerful workstation-class experience. NVv4 VMs are available now in preview.
  • The preview NDv2 Azure GPU Virtual Machines – NDv2 VMs are the latest, fastest, and most powerful addition to Azure GPU family, and are designed specifically for the most demanding distributed HPC, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) workloads. These VMs feature 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 NVLink interconnected GPUs each with 32 GB of HBM2 memory, 40 non-hyperthreaded cores from the Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 processor, and 672 GiB of system memory. NDv2-series virtual machines also now feature 100 Gigabit EDR InfiniBand from Mellanox with support for standard OFED drivers and all MPI types and versions. NDv2-series virtual machines are ready for the most demanding machine learning models and distributed AI training workloads with out-of-box NCCL2 support for InfiniBand- allowing for easy scale-up to supercomputer-sized clusters that can run workloads utilizing CUDA, including popular ML tools and  frameworks. NDv2 VMs are available now in preview.
  • Azure HPC Cache now available – When it comes to file performance, the new Azure HPC Cache delivers flexibility and scale. Use this service right from the Azure Portal to connect high-performance computing workloads to on-premises network-attached storage or run Azure Blob as the portable operating system interface.
  • The preview of new NDv3 Azure Virtual Machines for AI –The preview of NDv3 VMs are Azure’s first offering featuring the Graphcore IPU, designed from the ground up for AI training and inference workloads. The IPU novel architecture enables high-throughput processing of neural networks even at small batch sizes, which accelerates training convergence and enables short inference latency. With the launch of NDv3, Azure is bringing the latest in AI silicon innovation to the public cloud and giving customers additional choice in how they develop and run their massive scale AI training and inference workloads. NDv3 VMs feature 16 IPU chips, each with over 1200 cores and over 7000 independent threads and a large 300MB on-chip memory that delivers up to 45 TB/s of memory bandwidth. The 8 Graphcore accelerator cards are connected through a high-bandwidth, low-latency interconnect enabling large models to be trained in a model-parallel (including pipelining) or data parallel way. An NDv3 VM also includes 40 cores of CPU, backed by Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 processors and 768 GB of memory. Customers can develop applications for IPU technology using Graphcore’s Poplar® software development toolkit, and leverage the IPU-compatible versions of popular machine learning frameworks. NDv3 VMs are now available in preview.
  • NP Azure Virtual Machines for HPC coming soon – Our Alveo U250 FPGA-Accelerated VMs offer from 1-to-4 Xilinx U250 FPGA devices as an Azure VM- backed by powerful Xeon Platinum CPU cores, and fast NVMe-based storage. The NP series will enable true lift-and-shift and single-target development of FPGA applications for a general purpose cloud. Based on a board and software ecosystem customers can buy today, RTL and high-level language designs targeted at Xilinx’s U250 card and SDAccel 2019.1 runtime will run on Azure VMs just as they do on-premises and on the edge, enabling the bleeding edge of accelerator development to harness the power of the cloud without additional development costs.

  • Azure CycleCloud 7.9 Update We are excited to announce the release of Azure CycleCloud 7.9. Version 7.9 focuses on improved operational clarity and control, in particular for large MPI workloads on Azure’s unique InfiniBand interconnected infrastructure. Among many other improvements, this release includes:

    • Improved error detection and reporting user interface (UI) that greatly simplify diagnosing VM issues.

    • ​Node time-to-live capabilities via a “Keep-alive” function, allowing users to build and debug MPI applications that are not affected by autoscaling policies.

    • VM placement group management through the UI that provides users direct control into node topology for latency sensitive applications.

    • Support for Ephemeral OS disks, which improve virtual machines and virtual machines scale sets start-up performance and cost.

  • Microsoft HPC Pack 2016, Update 3 – released in August, Update 3 includes significant performance and reliability improvements, support for Windows Server 2019 in Azure, a new VM extension for deploying Azure IaaS Windows nodes, and many other features, fixes, and improvements.

In all of our new offerings and alongside our partners, Azure HPC aims to consistently offer the latest in capabilities for HPC oriented use cases. Together with our partners Intel, AMD, Mellanox, NVIDIA, Graphcore, Xilinx, and many more, we look forward to seeing you next week in Denver!

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For Sale – Water Cooled PC i7 2600k, 16GB ram, 650W, Blu-ray writer

Hi All

I am selling my old workstation, that has no working graphic card.

The Graphic card stopped working and I get a either a no graphic card detected beep or it POST and no image is shown. I removed the graphic card and i just get the missing graphic card beep. So all other parts are working.

I have removed the hard drives so you will need a new HDD or SSD,

unit as follows.

  1. Asus P67 Sabertooth Motherboard
  2. Intel i7 2600K CPU
  3. 16GB DDR 3 Ram (2x 8GB) Not sure on model but i know it was the fastest one at the time.
  4. NXZT 650 Gold Modular Power Supply – include all cables and case
  5. Cooler Master 690 MK2 Case – Missing Cage for even more hard drive, needed space for Pump
  6. Creative Sound blaster X-Fi Sound card – not sure which model
  7. EK CPU water Block
  8. EK double Radiators, roof mounted
  9. ATI – 4870 Grahpic card with custom waterblock – not working
  10. 3 x 140mm Fans
  11. 3 super quiet fans with rubber suspension connectors
  12. battery after buner to keep fans working after shutdown – new unused
  13. Molex Connector remover kit and tools
  14. many meters of White braid multi sizes
  15. EK Punp and reservoir + power pn connector to turn on PC without motherboard to drain and fill.
  16. Assortments of plugs and connectors + extra fans and cables.

The unit itself is in good to average condition, needs a clean in and out including the water loop, as been sitting in a while now without an maintenance, (Kids take all my time now )

I am pricing this to shift as i have just purchased a NUC so only looking for £150 Collected (due to weight and water)

If I sold the first 4 items alone, I would get more money, than what I am asking for whole lot, but just want it gone as easy as possible.

Any questions let me know, Picture coming up soon.

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For Sale – Dell XPS8900


Selling my Dell desktop.

Purchased in May 2016 so just over 3 years old now, in great condition, hardly gets used hence the sale.

Computer specs are as below in one of the photos.

Only thing I’ve added was a faster SSD drive connected via PCI Express card to get the full speed. (Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB).

Key specs are

Intel core i7 6700K processor (6th gen).
Windows 10 home edition.
24gb DDR4 2133 MHz ram.
256gb Samsung 950 PRO boot drive as described above, plus a 2TB 7200RPM HDD.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB DDR5 graphics card.
BLURAY combo disc drive plus second dvd drive added also.
802.11ac WiFi
6x USB3 ports plus 4 USB2 ports.

Any questions please feel free to ask.

Buyer collects in Hove.


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For Sale – 2 x Laptops

Dell Latitude E6230 SOLD
Intel i5 – 3340 CPU
128 GB SSD
12.5″ screen (1366 X 768)
Battery level showing around 3.5hrs when idle
Win 10
HDMI, USB3, Finger print, SD card, Ethernet, eSATA, etc.
Original power supply
A few light scratches on the lid. Otherwise in very good condition.

Toshiba Satellite C50D – A – 13X
AMD E1 – 2100 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
128 GB SSD
15.6″ screen (1366 X 768)
Battery level showing around 7hrs when idle
Win 10
HDMI, USB3, Web Cam, SD card, Ethernet, etc.
Original power supply
A few light scratches on the lid. Otherwise in very good condition.
£115 inc.

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For Sale – Alienware 15R2 i7-6700HQ 16GB RAM Geforce 980Ti

Alienware 15
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 220-nits Display
16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
256GB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
240W AC Adapter
8 Cell 92W Hour Battery
UK 250V Power Cord
Intel Core i7 Label
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 980M with 8GB GDDR5
Killer 1535 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
Killer Wireless 1535 Driver
Internal UK/Irish (QWERTY) Keyboard
Alienware 6 programmable Macro module keys

Windows 10 PRO Installed with licence

Also included Alienware Graphics Amplifer external GFX card enclosure with 6GB MSI GTX 980 Ti GAMING 6G Twin Frozr 5, PCIe 3.0, 7096MHz GDDR5, GPU 1178MHz, Boost 1279MHz, Cores 2816, DP/HDMI/DVI Desktop PC graphics card.

Laptop is in the Essex RM13 area. Asking for £850 ono

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Wanted – i5 4th gen/ i7 4th gen gaming pc

I’ve got a Dell XPS i7 4770 with, 16Gb 128Gb SSD, Wi-fi and B/tooth and a choice of GPU. I have a 4Gb RX560, 2Gb GTX 960, 6Gb GTX1060 or a 8Gb GTX 1070. It also has a small HD in for data and games.

It runs great and is driving my 4K TV for some casual gaming. It’s very rarely used as I have another gaming rig.

let me know which GPU you fancy and I’m sure we can do a deal.

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For Sale – Apple MacBook Pro 13.3″ Latest Edition 2019

@tt01, bearing in mind the comments from your previous thread, I suggest you are transparent with this listing, answering all questions with as much detail as possible. Rousetafarian requested a copy of the receipt which you should post here (omitting personal details). The reason being; you are a new member with no verifiable history, selling an extremely high-value item on the basis of trust.

Thank you.

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Wanted – USFF/Mini PC


I’ve got a Gigabyte Brix, here’s the archived link:

There’s an extra slot for a memory upgrade.

Open to offers.

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