Our department wants to buy a Tesla S1070. I know there is a compatibility list in the CUDA website, however, I still want anyone to help me confirm particular systems can work. Since we have already met troubles even the server is in the list, such as R410. So if you have already used the Tesla S1070 well, please tell me your server information. If it needs some special requirements, please also let me know. I really do not want to buy a server that finally cannot use the Tesla S1070 again :( Thanks very much!!
Since we only consider one GPU-per machine currently, it looks will be fine. However, could you point out which one exactly in this list http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla_compati…orms.html#s1070 ,please? Since I have no idea about the numbers you give me (7046GT-TRF7046GT-TRF-TC4)… Thanks again!
You could use a GHIC ( Graphic Host Interface card) in one of the slots.
It is like a normal HIC for the S1070 but it has an integrated GPU and display output.
I will ask the driver team if there is a limit in the number of GPUs that the driver can enumerate. It could also be a BIOS issue.
To connect an S1070, you need two HICs, each driving 2 of GPUs inside the S1070 vis the thick cable.
The GHIC is just like the normal HIC but it has on-board GPU to drive a display and an additional connector for a monitor.
Thanks for the information. We tried four of the HICs on the Tyan S7025 motherboard, but could not get Windows 2008 HPC R2 to work (will work with only 3 of the HIC). Will try the same with the SuperMicro motherboard.
Also, we have some of the DHIC ordered, so if we can get 2 of the 1070’s going, we’ll try getting 4 1070’s per node. With the 1 CPU per GPU recommendation, 2 1070’s (8 GPUs) is all that’s recommended for a two socket node.