I am currently working on 2 C870s, but my supervisor wants more and faster processors and has asked me for advice on what to upgrade to. Here is his wish;
“can you look at in what way we could upgrade what kit you’ve got to get much faster performance. I am quite keen though that when we do upgrade it is not obsolete within 3 months say. Ideally, with OpenCL and Snow Leopard coming soon it would be good to see if we can get a kit upgrade that is compatible with that, much more powerful, and will be current for say a couple of years. Generally, we need the highest number crunching capability possible with an ability to post process the results with good graphics.”
I would welcome any suggestions, particularly from Nvidia employees. I think my supervisor is more concerned with not buying hardware that will be obsolete by the end of this year, and there is no requirement for graphics output capability for simulation-time visualization but post-simulation visualization would be useful. Not sure about the upper limit on the number of processors but he is looking at buying a rack of several processors.