[Beowulf] Re: GPU boards and cluster servers.

Franz Marini franz.marini at mi.infn.it
Thu Sep 11 04:56:39 PDT 2008


On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 15:19 -0700, Jon Forrest wrote:
> Going back to the original topic (I think), I'm
> planning on starting a pilot project to get
> people around here interested in CUDA GPU computing.
> Since this is a pilot I'm not interested in spending
> a lot of money.
> What do people think the best bang for the buck is
> as far as NVidia CUDA graphics boards?

If you're not interested (or need) DP, you can start with a cheap
9800GT. I wouldn't recommend a 9800GTX because for a little more you can
get a GTX260 which is faster and has DP support. If you want to have an
idea on how a "pro" CUDA board (that is, a Tesla) will perform, you can
get a GTX280, which is top of the line.



Franz Marini
Prof. R. A. Broglia Theoretical Physics of Nuclei,
      Atomic Clusters and Proteins Research Group
Dept. of Physics, University of Milan, Italy.
email : franz.marini at mi.infn.it
phone : +39 02 50317226

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