I have been using CUDA on a dedicated workstation (that I don’t administer) for my research until now but am in the process of sorting out what options I have for continuing my work in a new environment. I’m not very hardware savvy at all.
In particular, do most/all workstations support having two graphics cards installed? I would like to have a dedicated CUDA card for long jobs as well as a standard graphics card (doesn’t need to be any good) for rendering. Is there anything to be careful of? I’m expecting to work in a linux environment, if that matters.
Also, I’ve heard that the quadro cards are better suited to long jobs than the gtx cards, but that the gtx cards are more cost-effective for speed at the cost of some reliability. Is this still the common wisdom?