On 2017-09-12 05:32, pixel fairy wrote: > On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:31:56 PM UTC-7, pixel fairy wrote: >> given that appvms cant use 3d acceleration anyway, your best bet is intel >> graphics. if your going to give a gpu to a vm, then it depends on the os of >> that vm. >> >> last i checked, nvidia is fine with virtualization of quadro cards. >> >> make sure the workstation doesnt have AMT (vpro etc) as bussiness lines tend >> to. you may be safer with what dell would otherwise sell as a consumer >> desktop or gaming rig, minus the fancy graphics card unless your going to >> use it. but, if thats a big part of your work, you may be better off with >> linux + kvm or something else instead of qubes. > > damn nonlinear editing. that last sentence was supposed to go at the > end of the first paragraph.
Well, the good news is that enabling vPro on a Dell is an extra option that you can select (costs $19), so I made sure that selection was off. Thanks for the heads up. The newer Xeon chips in the E5 Series no longer include on-board processor graphics, so Intel graphics isn't an option if I go this route. They can handle a lot more RAM (1.2TB vs. 64GB) and have more cores (10 vs. 4). There's generally a lot more I could do simultaneously with this chip it seems looking at the specs. Researching through these forums and even the Qubes Docs there seems to be a "stay away from nVidia" theme; That's why I was focusing on the AMD graphics card option. Is nVidia Quadro a viable option? Using the Dell configurator, and plugging in RedHat Linux 7.2 as the OS I find that the very newest AMD FirePro graphics card I selected isn't compatible. (I'm assuming RHEL 7.2 is a roughly equivalent to the Fedora 23 in dom0) So I dropped down to the older W5100 card and that seemed to work for them. The graphics aren't really a big part of my work. I just want a box that will be ready to run Qubes v4. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/47474469fc53f6c87fec3a43c44b9863%40riseup.net. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.