Tell them you don't have a home PC and need them to supply a laptop.
Depends on how your machine was set up and if your employer can log in remotely/monitor.I figure on dedicating the hard drive for work related stuff and using the solid state drive for personal. Will an IT administrator somehow be able to access my personal solid state drive while I am using the other hard drive for work related?
I predict you will be after a couple of weeks.I'm not thrilled about using my own desktop PC for work........
I use my computer for heavy computational work (CPU/GPUs loaded up to 80% load+ 24/7/365), and I burn up a $200-300 GPU every few years. usually something pops and it dies. more often it gets too slow before it dies and is replaced.Let me answer your questions.
They sent some employees home to work Friday to test a remote system with VPN and software. I believe it's the setup Chris616 described in his response where we sit at our home PC as if we were at work. They say we have to leave our work PC turned on (but not logged on to make this work).
We have thin clients in our cubicles at work with dual monitors.I was told in confidence that they are afraid we'll 'break' the equipment if we take it home. I was also told they might change their mind and let us take the equipment home. If we don't operate with dual monitors, it will be difficult to do our jobs with all the applications we use
I do believe running a PC 8 hours a day, every day, does take its toll. I've seen work computers start to have problems in 2 years and get replaced. I'll have to wait till tonight to respond after work
I wonder if the videos cards aren't well cooled or have poor quality power regulation components.I use my computer for heavy computational work (CPU/GPUs loaded up to 80% load+ 24/7/365), and I burn up a $200-300 GPU every few years. usually something pops and it dies. more often it gets too slow before it dies and is replaced.
Most recently I lost my 7970 GHz edition - I came to the room and no screen ouput. I assume something on the card died but no visible signs/hints of magic smoke release. an RX 580 8GB replaced it.I wonder if the videos cards aren't well cooled or have poor quality power regulation components.
Solid state electronics, especially processors themselves should last decades even under full load.