Can anybody please recommend graphic cards that are sure to work
as a CUDA GPU on Linux Fedora Core 8 64-bit?
Low to mid-range price would be the best, not top of the line.
My system has a Tyan S2915 (Thunder n6650W) (Rev 1.0) motherboard,
and dual AMD Opteron 2214 (dual core) processors.
However, the onboard GeForce 6200 LE video controller is not CUDA-enabled,
according to the NVIDIA web site.
I have vacant PCI Express slots, not sure if x8 or x16.
Any CUDA card will work in your system - or at least I’d be badly surprised if it didn’t - there’s a couple recent card recommendation threads around. Check these out, see if they have the info you need.
I started with Cuda 1.1 and a 9600GT video card, running Fedora Core 8 64-bit. I haven’t had the time to upgrade that computer to Cuda 2.0 beta 2, but wouldn’t expect any problems. Likewise, any G8x, G9x or GTX2x0 card should work, provided you have the correct power connectors.
Either buy a new power supply with 6- and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, or add one of the dedicated VGA power supplies that fit in a 5.25" drive bay. These provide just +12V for graphics cards, providing two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCIe power connectors:
It works with no problems. My 9600GT is a PCIe x16 v2.0 card, it’s plugged into a GigaByte GA-P35-DS3L motherboard which only has a PCIe x16 v1.1 slot. It means the card’s memory bandwidth for CPU <–> GPU transfers is limited to the 4 GB/s bandwidth of v1.1 versus 8 GB/s for v2.0.