Need Advice about motherboard for LIDAR Surveying


Junior Member
Dec 15, 2017
I am spec'ing out a computer for my work desktop PC that my company will purchase. I am processing very large LIDAR point clouds for surveying purposes. Please advise on where I can go to compare motherboards. I would like to have a complete list of motherboards that have these boxes checked off.

  • Has dual Xeon chip sockets
    M.2 NVMe gen3 SSD slot (that can utilize a 2TB+ if that is a concern)

If anyone could recommend which Xeon CPU and RAM would pair nicely with any motherboard that you recommend that would be appreciated as well.

I don't imagine that there is a long list of motherboards that have these requirements. Being that M.2 NVMe SSD's are fairly new.

The bottle neck I am worried about is the read & write speeds to storage from the CPU. I know I could do some type of RAID setup but would like to worry about that at a later time. Just want to get the fastest CPU to a single storage drive speeds as possible.