Anyone tried Linux on an MSI laptop?

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  1. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    DL season?
    Have you tried tuned-adm profiles? There's a profile for Max throughput, balanced and lot of profiles.
     
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    DL = DEEP LEARNING ON THE GPU. + misspelled word = Session. my bad.
    And it's just too slow for DL too.
    I use only pre-trained models on the go + machine learning.
     
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    Using Anaconda?
     
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    Mostly C on the DARKNET Neural Network with YOLO3("You Only Look Once" Best one for object detection if you ask me)
    https://pjreddie.com/darknet/

    And TensorFlow with Python3 for ML.
     
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    Ok thanks.
     
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    The things vendors take for granted turn out to be breaking points. Like adequate cooling, for example.
    When I see @Papusan rain hell on BGA filth...this is why.

    I can't even. This scares me. A level of fragility that should be outright illegal on any system at that price point.

    I no longer run any ML-based work on any of the laptops I own. There's a headless Linux based server for that in the basement. running 24/7.
    With SLURM as a job scheduler for long running tasks, tapping into a pair of Tesla P40s.
    SLURM is configured to send emails on job status (on fail, completion, etc). That way, I can log in via ssh, submit a job script, disconnect and only log in again when needed (mostly to correct job parameters when it fails, etc).

    Over time, one accepts that BGA filth is simply BGA filth and you relegate heavy lifting roles to hardware that can do so without triggering a Chernobyl event.

    Yep. If you're in the tropics, the weather is nuts.
     
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    Well temps are similar in India too. Its near 40Cs. It is 30C at the time of writing!
     
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    Had a little time today so i undervolted the CPU (not sure if i should go further).
    So far the system is fully stable.
    I can clearly say the temps are better.
    Not much for the scores though...As you can clearly see here:
    CPU temps dropped dramatically! (I was passing the 90C on all cores!)
    Screenshot from 2019-03-11 20-09-35.png

    Enabled persistence mode for nvidia-smi driver and ready to undervolt it too.
    But...How much?
    We will see soon enough...Dont know what to expect.


    EDIT:
    A second run without undervolt for you to compare:
    Screenshot from 2019-03-11 20-29-41.png


    EDIT2: All CPU temps UNDER 80C = No TT!!!? (Score uncanged)
    Screenshot from 2019-03-11 20-44-41.png
     
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    BOTTOM LINE___ I am recommending this little beast to any LINUX user.

    And probably got a very good CPU sample too. all under 76C on full load! (but this test dont stress the CPU much):
    Screenshot from 2019-03-11 21-21-34.png

    EDIT: (2 minutes stress test 100% CPU)
    Screenshot from 2019-03-11 22-16-10.png
     
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    You can find GUI for intel undervolt created by luke chadwick https://github.com/lukechadwick/linux-intel-undervolt-gui
    I use xsensors for easy interpretation.
    You can undervolt extra 30-50mV in Linux unlike Windows because Linux is fairly lightweight. With Gnome3 I can't say but on Xfce4.12 I can undervolt by an extra 30mV.
     
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