发信人: FangQ (光芒之神), 信区: Faculty
标 题: Re: 问个老问题：如何买笔记本，PC，和显示器？
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Sun Feb 23 17:42:47 2020, 美东)
【 在 fireicy (Light be with you.) 的大作中提到: 】
: 这些东西都是 start up 买的
: OVERHEAD的钱又不够（我们学校很抠门，交上去的 overhead 几乎不返回来）
first, you don't need to upgrade your computer every a few years.
the CPU today is barely faster than the CPUs a few years ago (I can say this
confidently because I have an array of servers in my lab). The only thing
that worth upgrading is the hard drive - upgrade to SSD or NVME, the
difference to mechanical drives is day-and-night. If you had a small memory,
add a few memory sticks. That's all. If you still feel slow, then it is
your OS/software problem, not hardware.
secondly, whether you can buy it or not depends on your budget, but there is
a flexibility. I don't know DOD or NSF, but for NIH, you can shift budgets
between items (as long as not across categories) without needing prior
approval. even you shift between categories if you really need to, that's
still not a big deal, write a justification to your PO and ask.
lastly, you should really have a functional discretionary account for your
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