I am an undergraduate computer science major and I’ll be starting my undergraduate thesis next semester. I’m looking to do research on neural network implementations using the CUDA architecture. Since one of the biggest complaints about neural networks is the processing time, the massively parallel nature of CUDA seems to fit perfectly.
My issue: An undergraduate thesis does not have the most generous of funding. I will be able to acquire some money but its doubtful I’ll be able to fund a 4x Tesla system. I’ve noticed that the GTX 295 actually contains 480 processing cores opposed to a Tesla’s 240 and carries a much smaller price tag. I’ve built systems, but never something this expensive or this complex. I’d rather purchase from a retailer, but the only resellers I can find only carry the Tesla systems.
Getting to the point:
Does anyone know where I can find a reseller who can sell me a pre-built system like the Tesla Workstations, but build it with four GTX 295s and price it appropriately? Thanks a lot!