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Tesla C1060 with a Radeon 5870

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October 30, 2009 2:55:19 PM

I am interested in building a system with a Tesla C1060 to utilize its parallel processing capability with MATLAB. But I also want to install a gamer level graphics card such as the Radeon 5870. Does anyone know if these two cards will conflict?
December 19, 2009 6:43:35 PM

adschutte said:
I am interested in building a system with a Tesla C1060 to utilize its parallel processing capability with MATLAB. But I also want to install a gamer level graphics card such as the Radeon 5870. Does anyone know if these two cards will conflict?


The spec calls for a general purpose GPU (naturally enough an nVidia Quadro FX) into your rig first, then a Tesla card.

In the last few weeks nVidia have released a card that does both functions (well, I hope). There is also an open source movement afoot that provides a framework, source code and training in OpenCL. It's too early to tell for sure, but it looks like it would bring GPU programming down to Mere Mortals and eventually bring CUDA-like functionality to the Radeon. Good luck with your studies, TheCodeToad.
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