I’m about to build a small GPU cluster using some Dell C410x series technology and some PCI-E array interconnects.
It’s come time to work out what types of GPU’s to get.
Initially I thought about getting two M2070Q’s, on the premise that I wanted to do some light visualisation work with these GPU’s as well as pathological GPU floating point operation intensive applications.
My question is simple.
Do I need the M2070Q’s to get access to an OpenGL frame buffer and general openGL functionality? I.e - displaying images/video/rendering etc. All I want to do is run some OpenGL forwarded over X11. Problem is, I’d much rather use the M2090’s, with a far higher stream processor count! I’d hate to think I need the Quadro chip just for this!
Hope that is clear enough. It’s my hope that nVidia haven’t done anything untoward in limiting the ability of a pure Telsla GPU to display/render OpenGL to internal frame buffers, or output over X11 windows in Linux!