To start using CUDA, I am considering to buy a 8600GT or 8800GT. I realized there are a few cards with 1GB of ram. I wonder if all of the ram is distributed evenly to all resources in the card, so it is possible to use all of 1GB of ram ?
I am quite experienced in programming however I have almost no experience in parallel computing. I have read some material but I want to be sure on some points. My aim is (pseudo-)realistic neuron and network simulations. So, I have many similar densely connected agents. Agents are modelled basically as some order ODE (although it may be a need to take space into account, so ODE may become PDE). So, what I wonder is if CUDA is appropriate for this. I assume I should have a thread for each neuron, but is it possible to access other data (near or maybe far) ? As I said, I am a newbie on this, maybe I am saying something sounding bad. Is there anyone here doing realistic neuron/network simulations ?