CUDA specific setup..


Supreme [H]ardness
Sep 6, 2006
I am beebopp'n around this Monday at work looking into parallel processing problems with CUDA from NVIDA. It is moderately more appealing to me than, say, a multi processor cluster or setup just based on space/power requirements/cost vs uptick in performance.

From what I gather all I need is a moderately okay CPU and one to many NVIDA cards tossed in a machine and the CUDA libraries deal with making the same/different cards all play well? That seems deceptively.. simple.

If I whip up a Monte Carlo simulator or something along those lines I should be able to see a performance gain between running it on my regular CPU versus shoving it off onto my NVIDA card?

Just a reality check for me looking into investigating applying a few random NVIDA cards in the closet to this build before investing something substantially more.
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I built a system around dual e5 2670s 128GB ddr3 and a Titian X. I couldn't be happier.
When you get the hang of it, you might try out the Amazon GPU cloud servers. The smaller GPU instance is $0.65/hr and the larger one is $2.60/hr.