On 09/12/2017 06:50 PM, Gaijin wrote:

On 2017-09-12 12:46, filtration wrote:
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.

Gaijin: Intel GPU is recommended, AMD are second best.

IIRC, Dom0 will be based on Fedora 25 in Qubes 4.0. Try checking AMD's
site (https://support.amd.com/en-us/download) for compatibility reports,
Looking at the latest AMD FirePro drivers, they have versions that
support RHEL and CentOS, so in turn can I assume one of those might
support Fedora as well?
  They also seem to have a generic Linux driver
for older OS versions.

I do see a few AMD FirePro cards in the HCL that seem to be working, but
not the specific one I'm looking at, so that's somewhat encouraging...

Adding your own driver to dom0 wouldn't be difficult if by chance you need to, I mod my kernels all the time.

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