[Beowulf] GPU question

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 07:13:55 PDT 2009


>One thing that's not mentioned out loud by NVIDIA (I have read only in
>CUDA programming manual) is that if the video system needs more memory
>that's not available(say you change resolution, while you're waiting
>for your process to finish), it will crash your cuda app, so I advise
>you to use  a second card to display (if you have a tesla solution,
>you certainly  have a "second" display card). If you are running
>remotly, this i  an non issue (framebuffers don't need much memory
>neither change resolution).
in this regard then why waste a pci-x slot when u can get one that has
graphics integrated onto the board leaving the slots free to use for data
processing. is there any difference in performance in a motherboard that has
the graphics card integrated and one that does not?
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