I’m looking to dip my toe in the GPGPU waters, and am trying to decide what card to start with. I’m looking to eventually develop some products for the Tesla series, but that’s a big investment for a side project.
Right now, I’m leaning towards just getting a 8800GTS for my home PC–am I correct that this is the lowest cost that puts me on the same architecture as the Tesla? (Besides, it would be nice for my home PC to still have, you know, a video output!)
From a programmers point of view, are the 8800 series identical to the Tesla’s, except for performance and memory tuning? Should code written for an 8800 run directly on a Tesla, do you need to recompile, or are there portability concerns?
Thanks for any advice!