[Beowulf] Re: GPU boards and cluster servers.
libo at buaa.edu.cn
Wed Sep 10 17:16:26 PDT 2008
Just for development, there are no difference to choose AMD or NVidia.
CUDA is a bit better than Brook+/CAL in programming model, only TLP needs to be considered. And some applications or workloads are suitable for CUDA while some suitable for Brook+/CAL.
Buying cheap gaming cards costs little. If for CUDA, GTX280 costing 300 Euro is OK, for AMD, a 4870X2 costing 400 Euro is a top one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Forrest" <jlforrest at berkeley.edu>
To: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 6:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Re: GPU boards and cluster servers.
> 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?
> Jon Forrest
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