I had a bunch of computer science students becoming my summer interns each year where I cultivate their ability to not only do well academically, but also to have real hands-on practical experience in hardware and software integration. This year I adopted 7 student interns as part of the Nvidia joint-lab on Mixed Reality. The students worked on Deep Learning algorithms and Virtual Reality projects. One of the task was to build workstations from scratch, assembling PC components and installing both Windows and Ubuntu and the associated software and libraries that uses GPU acceleration. The picture below is one of the machines that we had, with the Nvidia Tesla K80.
Note: The fans in the photo are temporary, we’ve since built a funnel with a noisy industrial grade fan.