I just secured a good chunk of funding for dedicated deeplabcut workstation. It’s enough for a Dell 7920 workstation with a 2TB SSD, 64 GB RAM, and a TITAN RTX GPU (following general suggestions in the DLC wiki). I will probably have to run Windows on it since we sync data files on Box, which doesn’t have a Linux client.
This machine will be used on many projects, but not so many there will be time conflicts, so I am thinking one powerful GPU rather than several smaller.
With studies on lots of different types of animals, there will be a lot of different training sessions, rather than a lot of analysis (at least at first).
Has anyone gone this route and regret it? Wish they had more but weaker GPUs? Less SSD more RAM? I won’t see this kind of funding again for a while, so I want to make sure I’m somewhat future-proof, hence the monster workstation with room for new GPUs down the road.