I am planning to acquire a Tesla D870 for work with large satellite remote sensing and geographic/geoscience datasets. I currently operate a workstation built around a Tyan Thunder n3600M (S2932-E) motherboard with two Opteron 2218 2.6Ghz dual-core CPUs. I had planned to upgrade to quadcore 23xx Opterons, but the problems AMD has been having with these, means these wont be available for a while and so my upgrade plans have been put back until later this year.
So much for the background…
My questions wrt to the D870:
Are there likely to be any issues associated with using a D870 with either dual- core Opterons or this make and model of motherboard? Ditto, with future quad-core Opterons?
I also plan to install a CUDA enabled graphics card, probably either a Quadro FX3700 or FX4600, will this cause any problems?
Thank you kindly for your thoughts and advice.