The Hanlon Lab is upgrading its workstations with top-of-the-line CPU, GPU and 34 inch curved  monitors. These new workstations are a great addition to the computing capacity of the Hanlon Lab, especially for students. These machines come with Intel i9-11900 CPU and nVidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. This configuration is perfect for developing machine learning projects. Due to the current supply chain delay, this is a developer's dream—not many researchers have access to 30 of these machines in one room. The computers have already been deployed in the lab, and the monitors will be available in the Spring 2022 semester. For more information, please email us at

Here are the important specs of the new workstations:

  • 11th Generation Intel Core i9-11900, 16 MB Cache, 8 Core, 2.5 GHz to 5.2 GHz
  • Precision 3650 Tower with 1000W up to 90% efficient (80 Plus Gold) PSU
  • Advanced Front I/O, with SD card reader
  • 64GB, 2x32GB, DDR4 UDIMM non-ECC memory
  • nVidia GeForce RTX 3070, 8GB, 3DP, HDMI
  • 1TB PCIe NVMe Class 40 M.2 SSD
  • 2TB 7200rpm SATA 3.5" HDD

Benchmark of RTX3070

The nVidia RTX3070 was benchmarked on the CIFAR-10 dataset which contained 60,000 RGB images with a resolution of 32x32. A deep convolutional neural network was trained on RTX3070 GPU and on Intel i9-11900 CPU. A graph is plotted below which shows the comparison between GPU and CPU with number of epochs and time it takes.

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