I am a mobile developer, sharing time between two cities. My company wants to target the Fermi architecture. We’ll mostly use desktops for this, but I would like my next laptop to have native Fermi capability so that I can do development and testing on it. I would like the Fermi card to be dedicated (or dedicatable) to running of HPC stuff. Hence, I need some other mechanism for running the display, like on board video, or another video card. Ideal would be to have two of these cards dedicated to HPC and some other mechanism for the display, but that is probably too much to ask for…
It appears as though the GTX 480M is Nvidia’s first, and currently the only, Fermi card for laptops. Is that correct?
I would like to hear from anyone who has a laptop with the ability to natively run on a Fermi board (a GTX 480M I guess). What is the make of your laptop? What is the size, weight, screen size? What CPU configs are possible? What’s the heat like? Do you use another video subsystem or card to handle the display? If so, how is this done? Is there a docking station for your laptop? Does it have two internal HD bays?
Any sharing of experiences would be much appreciated.