we are a small IT startup that wants to make a workstation with one nVidia Tesla A10 Pny for the tasks of training computer vision models. We also want to place this GPU into a ordinary “tower” computer case as lukas.koch in his post (link)
We are also concerned about ensuring proper cooling for this graphics card. According to the user manual at link
(nvidia tesla A10 user guide)
“The NVIDIA A10 PCIe card employs a bidirectional heat sink, which accepts airflow either left to-right or right-to-left directions.”
According to the answer in the post (link).
“The A100 was designed for data center and hence rack mounted servers, however - as long as there is sufficient airflow, the actual chassis doesn’t matter, so a tower installation is an option. There are thermal sensors on the card too - but better cooling translates to better performance.”
This means that the installation of this video card in a regular PC case is possible.
We would like to get some reference points of the parameters to be sure that we were able to ensure normal unanimous cooling of this video card.
If we focus on nVidia servers with nVidia Tesla A10 or A100, what is the temperature of the video cards considered to be the normal mode of their operation? There is this table in the user manual.
If I understand correctly, the temperature of the card should not exceed 55 degrees Celsius? And we should strive for this threshold?
I also would like to know how the cooling of video cards of this class is arranged in professional servers for installation in which they are designed?
What speed of air flow through the card case should the fans provide so that the GPU feels comfortable with a 24/7 load? Airflow expressed in cubic feet of air per minute (CFM units) (This is the main parameter that we are very concerned about). Knowing this parameter, we would be able to choose the optimal coolers that provide this airflow for its cooling.
We would also be very grateful if you would share these information or indicate where it can be read.
We will be happy to share our results on installing this video card in a regular PC case. =)